Kabir Mohammed Replaces Capt. Yadudu as MD of FAAN

The Federal Government has appointed Kabir Yusuf Mohammed as the new Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), with just a week left for the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to hand over.

He replaces Captain Rabiu Yadudu who took over stewardship of the authority on May 20, 2019.

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Mohammed was the Regional General Manager, North Central, Airport Manager Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

He was appointed as the Chairman, Aviation Roadmap Implementation Committee in January 2022 by the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika.

Mohammed has worked in various public and private organisations such as The Presidency, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (1992 -1994) – General Services Office and Ecological Fund Office.

He was at the State House, Office of the Head of State, Commander-in-Chief (Principal Secretary’s Office 1994 – 1998); Special Assistant to the Minister of Environment (1999); Special Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development 2000; Personal Assistant to the Chairman, National Fertilizer Company of Nigeria, Port-Harcourt (2001); Personal Assistant to the Chairman, Frenchies Limited (2002); Personal Assistant to Chairman, A & Hatman Limited; Admin Manager, Interlinks Insurance, Abuja and Admin Manager, First Medical and Sterile Products, Calabar (2003 – 2006).

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Special Assistant to the Managing Director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria 2006 – 2007); Head of SERVICOM, MAKIA, FAAN, Kano (2008 – 2009). Chief Liaison Officer, FAAN Liaison Office, Abuja (2009 – 2014). Chief of Staff to the Managing Director /CEO FAAN Headquarters, Lagos (2014 – 2017).

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He was Director, Lagos Operations, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (2017 – 2020). General Manager-Special Duties (2020 – 2022).

He has undertaken international Civil Aviation Organization /Airport Council International (ICAO/ACI) Courses on Air Transport System (Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies, Abu Dhabi); Airport Operations Safety and Security; Airport Commercial and Financial Management and Airport Planning, Development and Environmental Management.

Airport Safety Management System Implementation at GMR Aviation Academy India. Attended the Airport Environment Management Course at GCAS Abu Dhabi, UAE in fulfilment of the requirement for the attainment of certification as an International Airport Professional.

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He is an alumnus of the International Visitors Leadership Program of the United States Government in 2007 (Transparency and Good Governance). He has a diploma in Airport Executive Leadership ACI/Concordia University.

He also has a Certificate on Integrated Safety Management System from Singapore Aviation Academy. He has a Management Certificate in Civil Aviation from ICAO/Concordia University comprising of Certificate in Strategic Management, Certificate in Human Resources and Certificate in Business Strategy.

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He also has certificate in Runway Safety Management (ACI); Certificate in Airport Business Operations (ACI). Other certificates include Airport User Charges, ACI, Panama. Human Resources Management, IATA Singapore. Procurement and Financial Management, PSIN Abuja. Global Trends and their impact on air transport, ACI/ICAO Montreal.

Ismail Aniemu

Ismail Aniemu, Publisher of JournalNG and ghost writer, is a maritime journalist of over two decades' of practice with multidisciplinary background. He holds a masters degree in Transport Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) with bias for logistics. He is also an alumnus of the Times Journalism Institute where he obtained a post graduate diploma in Journalism. Email:

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