By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye
Mr Saleh Dunoma, Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), on Friday formally assumed office at the Airports Council International (ACI)-Africa General Assembly in Maputo, Mozambique.
The Media Consultant to FAAN on ACI-Africa Maputo, Mr Yakubu Dati, made the announcement in a statement obtained by Blackface News.
Blackface News reports that Dunoma was elected President, ACI-Africa at its ongoing annual assembly, regional conference and exhibition in Maputo.
The statement said Dunoma was presented to the assembly and also made a presentation on behalf of ACI-Africa to the outgone President, Pascal Komla.
According to the statement, the occasion was attended by the Director General ACI World, Mrs Angela Gittens , the Secretary-General, Mr Ali Tounsi, and board members of the organisation.
“Dunoma has made history as the first Nigerian to preside over the body made up of 62 members, operating 250 airports in 47 countries throughout the African continent.
“He is also to represent ACI Africa on the board of ACI World alongside Mr Bongani of South Africa.
“ACI is a non-for-profit organisation with five geographical regions – Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin American-Caribbean and North America.
“A consummate team player and dedicated professional, Dunoma has over three decades of hands-on experience in the aviation sector, which will come to bear in his presidency,” it said.
The statement quoted the Charge D’Affaires of the Nigerian High Commission in Maputo, Mrs Wosilat Adedeji, as describing Dunoma’s election as a great pride to Nigeria and the African continent.
According to the statement, Adedeji hosted the FAAN boss at the Nigerian House in Maputo.
She described Dunoma as an international brand ambassador for the country and the over 10,000 Nigerians resident in Mozambique.