The newly appointed Managing Director/CEO of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Kabir Yusuf has said he will develop and profitably managed customer-centric airports accross the country.
He made the commitment at the FAAN Headquarters on Tuesday during the formal takeover ceremony. The out gone Managing Director/CEO Capt. Hamisu Yadudu officially handed over the reign at FAAN to the new MD on Tuesday.
“I pledge to serve at all times to develop and profitably managed customer centric airports authority with facilities that are good for self secure and efficient carriage of good and services st world class standards” he promised.
He also said he will consolidate on the successes of the past management.
“We can only consolidate on the accomplishments of the past administration. Everything you see at the airports that are making passengers friendly, we will continue to do more” he said.
He ALS said with the current global reality that aviation drives suitable growth, “FAAN management will put all hands on deck to reposition our airports towards establishing its sustainability driven by purposeful leadership, professionalism, discipline, accountability and responsibility. Therefore, we crave for the support of staff and all other stakeholders to build on successes of our leaders* he said.
“I’m humbled by this appointment and I’m grateful about the opportunity to serve my country.
I’m not the most qualified, I’m not the most experienced or the most deserved but its just a choice of God and I’m grateful. I’m privileged to lead this team now and having learnt from my bosses, I will follow through” he stated.
In his remarks before handing over to the MD, Capt. Yadudu said his tenure expired on the 19th of May, 2023.
He expressed satisfaction is over his stewardship saying he is leaving FAAN is better than when he met it.
“I’m glad to look back and say there is no staff of FAAN that needeed any form of support that we didn’t grant. We have also supported stakeholders and solved most of the challenges that they might have. We resolved all reasonable stakeholder issues” he said.
He also said FAAN has witnessed significant physical infrastructure growth.
“There are major expansions across all airports. From the airfields, to the taxiway, and more. Also there is replacement of key equipment across the airports – baggage handling system, disabled aircraft recovery, training machines, air conditioning systems, escalators and lifts” he said.
According to him, some of the are equipment have been there for more than 43 years but were replaced in the last five years.
“We have received recognitions from ICAO, IATA, and other global institutions based on our accomplishments” he noted.