Jubilation as Sardaunan Sabon Gari is appointed Regional Manager at FAAN
A Kaduna State masses-friendly public servant and Sardaunan Sabon Gari, Kabir Yusuf Mohammed has been appointed the new Regional General Manager (RGM) for the Central Region Airports, Federal Airports of Nigeria (FAAN).
Mohammed, who is known to have paid WAEC and NECO fees for indigent children, especially in his domain of Chikaji has continued to earn thet respect of community and religious leaders, academics and clergy took over the position of RGM from Mr. Sani Mahmud at a brief event, on Thursday in Abuja, according to africanbusinesstravel.com.
Before now, he was the Chairman, Aviation Roadmap Implementation Committee in January 2022 a position he effectively combined with his office as the General Manager, Special Duties at FAAN, according to media reports.
Mohammes has been described as the only capable manager that can turn around the fortunes of the airports in the central region and FAAN in general.
His career spanned various public and private organizations namely The Presidency, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (1992 -1994) – General Services Office and Ecological Fund Office.
Other offices he held include 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 Assistanct 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). 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).
The young philanthropist was also 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.
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. 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.