A major crisis hit the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) yesterday as directors, general managers and deputy general managers were affected in a major shake-up.

A source hinted that many general managers that were not properly placed have been demoted.

According to the source, the sack is the first batch of major job erasure planned by government to reposition the airport authority.

According to another source, the restructuring has received the approval of the Ministry of Aviation, which is planning to right-size the airport authority.

The restructuring in the airport authority it was learnt, is a fallout of a panel’s report headed by the Head of Service, Mrs. Winifred Oyo – Ita, which recommended proper placement in the authority ,.

At the time of this report members of the committee were still in FAAN to effect the sack.

It was learnt that most of the General Managers that were not properly placed in line with civil service rule were all badly demoted, while the directors were relieved of their appointments except for one whose name was not mentioned.

The Managing Director, Engr Saleh Dunoma was not affected as at the time of compiling the report

It was further learnt that the proper placement was done by officials from the Federal Ministry of Transport.

Workers have protested over the wrong placement of staff brought from outside the organisation and called for a reversal which led to the setting up of a committee to look into the placement.

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