Nigeria attains a landmark on global aviation stage as Engineer Saleh Dunuma, managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), is elected President of Airports Council International (ACI), Africa Region.
Dunoma’s election as ACI –Africa president took place on October 18, 2016 during the 25th ACI-Africa Annual Assembly /Regional Conference and Exhibition presently taking place in Maputo, Mozambique.
Dunoma takes the baton of ACI-Africa leadership from Pascal Komla of Togo as the first Nigerian to preside over the 62-member body operating 250 airports in 47 countries in Africa.
Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, acting general manager, Corporate Affairs at FAAN, in a press statement reemphasised that ACI World is the ‘’voice Of Airports.’’
It is a global body that defends the interest of airports and fosters cooperation and exchange of ideas amongst its members.
Its five geographical regions include- Africa, Asia –Pacific, Europe, Latin America –Caribbean and North America.
The new president of ACI-Africa, Engr. Saleh Dunoma, has a pedigree of excellence. He is a recipient of the highly coveted National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award by President Muhammadu Buhari, based on the recommendation of the National Productivity Centre of Nigeria.
Dunoma has had a distinguished career in the aviation sector which spans over a period of three decades.
He joined the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in 1980 as a fresh graduate of Engineering and has risen through the ranks to the Position of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Authority.