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Ganiyat Ganiyu

The former Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Captain Muhtar Usman is dead.

Muhtar Usman reportedly died at the age of 63 on Tuesday night, at a hospital in Zaria, after a brief illness.

His demise was confirmed to the Punch Newspaper by the President of the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Illitrus Ahmadu, on Wednesday.

“Muhtar Usman is dead, I just received the news of his death. He was rushed to a hospital yesterday in Zaria, Kaduna State, before he passed on,” Ahmadu said.

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Late Muhtar Usman, who was born on December 5, 1956, became the Director General of the civil aviation regulatory body in October, 2014, and served for five years.

He handed over to the present NCAA boss, Capt. Musa Nuhu, in October 2019.

Before his appointment as NCAA DG, the astute aviator was the Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau, and Managing Director of the defunct Nigeria Airways.

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