The Federal Ministry of Aviation through the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has ordered all Aviation agencies and parastatals to move their corporate headquarters to the nation capital ( Abuja) within 45 days in line with the Presidential directives given in 2012.
The directive was disclosed via the Ministry's Twitter handle on Friday however, is said to be aimed at cutting down the cost of governance by the Federal Government and because of the current global economic situation.
With this directive, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) are all expected to move their headquarters to Abuja within the stipulated time frame.
The letter titled, 'Relocation of Aviation Agencies to Abuja' read: " I am directed to remind you of a Presidential directive issued in 2012 requesting all the agencies under the Ministry of Aviation to relocate their corporate headquarters to the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) for efficient and effective coordination and enhance service delivery and note that eight (8) years after the directive, the agencies are yet to comply.
"Accordingly, considering the current situation and the economic impact worldwide as well as the need to reduce the cost of governance and manage scarce resources in a sustainable way, it has become imperative and further to the honourable Minister's directive (copy attached ) to request that you facilitate and complete the relocation of your corporate headquarters within the next forty- five (45) days in line with this earlier directive."