Updated: May 17, 2020
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has directed all Aviation agencies and parastatals to relocate their corporate headquarters to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja within the next forty-five (45) days.
This is an attempt to implement the 2012 Presidential directive that then ordered all government agencies to move their headquarters to Abuja.
The Minister said that the move is now necessary because of the current global economic situation and reducing the cost of governance. “ 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 enhanced 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”, the directive added.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMET, are expected to relocate within the given time frame.