President Jonathan Fires Director-General of NCAA, Harold Demuren

Dr. Harold Demuren
By SaharaReporters, New York

Harold Demuren, the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, has been removed from office with immediate effect.

A statement by the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation said Mr. Demuren was removed as a result of pressure from "aviation stakeholders".  The statement did not say the nature of the pressure, nor indicate the stakeholders involved.  

President Goodluck Jonathan was said to have approved the removal. Dr. Demuren also confirmed his removal via a text message to to Saharareporters.

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Nice job!!!!

Demuren,, single handedly killed the flying unit of the NCAA,, that was fully equipped to do the calibration of the flying aids around Nigeria airports,,instead,,he contracted the job out to a French company on the west coast of Africa,,,,sacked ALL,, the pilots under a pretence,,no probe no investigations,,no results,,just sacked them all,,,,,Hmmmm,, how the mighty have fallen,,!!!

The sack of NCAA DG- Demurren is blameless

I think GEJ has made a mistake here as Demurren is blameless . Infact, he was the best thing that has happened to the industry where safety is concerned. He tried his best.

Genius!

Good post and thanks for sharing this!

@Emeka London: Another tribal bigot !

@ Emeka London

Moron ... same Jonathan appointed the thief Doyin Okupe as a special adviser a few months ago !
When your fellow ijaw drunkards took money from Abacha to witness against Ken Saro Wiwa, it was same Yorubas who protested.
When your moron Jonathan was being rubbished in Aso Rock by Turai Yaradua .... guess who came to his aid ? Yorubas. Your best, Jonathan, would not win a Councillorship election in any Yoruba states.

Looks like the London Chicken & Chips has filled up the remaining gap in your ogogoro fueled brain ! In your foolish imagination, a man's action represent a tribe !

@Anonymous Fool, was Demuren

@Anonymous

Fool, was Demuren reperesenting your family or the yorubas ? When a plane crashes because of the non performance of Demuren, are yoruba not part of the victims ?

Aside Nigeria being cursed with bad leadership, she's also unfortunate to be populated with zombie followers like you !!! Ethnic Cleansing my ass !

Another Yoruba Idiot!

What Jonathan is doing is making sure these double-speak Yorubas who can't be trusted on anything are not given the chance or opportunity to ruin him and his government as they did with previous administrations.

The Yorubas will be quick to tell those who care to listen that they are 'educated', but then of what use is an educated man if you can’t take him to trust as the Yorubas have proven time and time again?

I’m sure Jonathan's long association with the Abeokuta ape called Obasanjo must have opened his eyes to the treacherous antecedents of the Yorubas, hence his reluctance to appoint or keep them in any sensitive position of his government.

Honestly speaking, Nigeria would have been a far better place if not the Yorubas.

THIS IS AN ETHNIC CLEANSING

This shameless woman has succeeded in sacking all the Yoruba's from the top position in Aviation sector and she is replacing them with her Igbo kinsmen.

Afenifere should wake up, they must not allow the Yoruba nation to be rubbished by this illiterate oil thief.

Go to FAAN, NAMA, NCAT, AIB,NIMET,& now NCAA. This woman has replaced all the DG/MD with IBOs (I Before Others).
Chief Awolowo, the husband of Ibos will not be happy in heaven with this latest development.

Demuren was the only Yoruba

Demuren was the only Yoruba Man as chief executive in Aviation industry and they have succeeded in removing him. Check it out, The Minister of Aviation is Ibo, Chairman Senate Committee on aviation is Ibo, Chairman House committee on aviation is ibo, Rector of college of aviation in Zaria is ibo, MD Nigerian Airspace Management Agency is Ibo, DG NIMET is ibo, only FAAN's MD is from Edo and AIB Commissioner from the North. I expect them to put another ibo to replace Demuren to complete the circle. Time will tell. Let nobody complain when the table turns against his/her own tribe since Yoruba must not talk now.

Is Demuren from Bayelsa? If

Is Demuren from Bayelsa? If someone from Ogun State is not a Yoruba man, is he an Ibo man?

Jonathan sef too slow he 4

Jonathan sef too slow he 4 for remove d man sice. D man no know wetin he dey do.

If competence is to be the yard stick then Jonathan ........

If competence,track record and intelligence is to be the yard stick then,with all respect,Jonathan should not be there.May be he might be able to survive as a councillor who knows,God is a merciful God.

FIRED

HE WAS FIRED FINE, LET SOME ELSE DO THE JOB AND PLEASE ENOUGH OF THIS YORUBA OR NOT YORUBA SHIT. UNDER HIS WATCH PLANES HAVE CRASHED AND PEOPLE HAVE PERISHED SO IF HE HAS TO GO LET HIM GO AND WE PUT IN SOMEONE ELSE PERIOD

Ignorant Comment

This Comment About how this is a plot to Yoruba people is the most ignorant thing i have read all 2013.

PROPAGANDA

THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ISSUE OF YORUBA NATION. ARE YOU FROM NIGER DELTA WHERE THINGS ARE DONE ON REGIONAL SENTIMENTS? HABA.

What did he do?

What did that gentleman do to be removed. Are we, the public, not entitled to know why such a knowledgeable person in aviation should be removed? Don't foist on us a stupid medeocre, simply because you have primed that job for one of the presidents cronies or relation!

@Yorubas

We saw the back of Abacha and we will see the back of Jonathan!

Safety Must Be Paramount

Safety cannot be compromised as the lives of Nigerians and foreign nationals must be seen, as God sees us - too valuable to compare to any financial compensation.

NASS/EXECUTIVE ABRACADABRA

Executive arm need to be cautious as they ``blindly`` forge ahead implementing recommendations made by NASS.

They recommended the sacking of Bolanle Onagoruwa; Aruma Oteh; Harold Demuren; DG Pension Maina; et-al.

My concern is arbitrary trial of public officers by NASS and implementation of recommendations by Executive may not be in the public interest.

NASS/EXCO should learn and always ensure that Public Officers found wanting are tried in the open and in public places.

SACK OF NCAA DG

NOT ABOUT ETNICITY BUT COMPETENCE

REMOVAL OF NCAA DG

Let's be concern about competetnce and not ethnicity

VOWED AGAINST YORUBA PEOPLE

you are a monkey with Black brain for saying that

DEMUREN IS NOT A YOROUBA

DEMUREN IS NOT A YOROUBA MAN,IGNORANCE IS A SICKNESS.

ENG.KAYODE ODUSELU IS THE MOST QUALIFIED FOR THE JOB

It is time for GEJ to look for a technocrats and a proffessional for this assignment Eng.Kayode Oduselu is the most qualified candidates for this job enough of politicing critical parastal like that of the aviation sector lets put round peg in a round hole the consequencies of not yielding to this humble appeal most times cause us a monomental loss.

Tribalistic nonsense

Yoruba people why is it that anytime one of your guy's sacked, you all shout to high heavens about GEJ being tribalistic, or stella oduah,or someone else being tribalist in their decisions, you guys are the most tribalistic people i know on earth, for your information, nigeria is not made up of only the yoruba people, there are other 250 tribes in this space called nigeria, so dont think that naija is all about you. Chase away the evil spirit disturbing your people, then you can co exist with other people peacefully.

AVIATION MINISTER

you are just a coward,it is only in Nigeria that we promote tribe instead of efficiency.this director general ought to have been removed even before now.
please let him be replaced by somebody who is more efficient not by certificate.

Evidence please

Please can you post the evidence to show that Mrs. Stella Oduah is behind the sacking of Dr. Harold Demuren. I assume that you have a water-tight evidence. If not, please stop stroking ethnic hatred.
The president of this country is Dr. Jonathan and he can hire and fire appointees if he deem it necessary.
Coming back to your ethnic insunation, which ethnic group/s dominates the aviation industry? If you don't know, they are the Yorubas, Hausa/Fulanis and the South-South ethnic groups. Tell me one single airline owned by Igbo person? So, can a non-owner of an airline be a stakeholder?
Please get over your ethnic blindness.

EX NCAA BOSS

I THINK THE GUY SEF HAS OVERSTAYED HIS WELCOME AS I DONT KNOW OF ANYONE ELSE THAT HAS HELD THAT POSITION. HE SHOULD HAVE EVEN RESIGNED HONOURABLY FOR A WHILE NOW, WONDER WHAT KEPT HIM TILL NOW. IT IS NOT A FIGHT AGAINST THE YORUBA RACE, CAN WE DIG DEEP? AFTERALL, FIRST NATION IS PRESUMMABLY OWNED BY TINUBU WHO IS ALSO A STAKEHOLDER.

U r an idiot did yoruba vote

U r an idiot did yoruba vote for OBJ or olu falae.

EX NCAA BOSS

I THINK THE GUY SEF HAS OVERSTAYED HIS WELCOME AS I DONT KNOW OF ANYONE ELSE THAT HAS HELD THAT POSITION. HE SHOULD HAVE EVEN RESIGNED HONOURABLY FOR A WHILE NOW, WONDER WHAT KEPT HIM TILL NOW. IT IS NOT A FIGHT AGAINST THE YORUBA RACE, CAN WE DIG DEEP? AFTERALL, FIRST NATION IS PRESUMMABLY OWNED BY TINUBU WHO IS ALSO A STAKEHOLDER.

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