The managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Saleh Dunoma on Tuesday emerged regional President of Airport Council International (ACI-Africa).
Dunoma emerged regional President of ACI-Africa at the election which took place at the 25th ACI-Africa annual assembly, regional conference and exhibition from 17 – 23 October in Moputo, Mozambique.
A statement from the agency explained that: “By this election, 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.”
ACI is a non-for-profit organization with five geographical regions – Afica, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin American-Caribbean and North America.
Dunoma who has been described by FAAN as a consummate team player and dedicated professional has over three decades of hands-on experience in the aviation sector, “which will come to bear in his presidency.”
He has also been described as a silent achiever who allows his work to speak for him.
The new President of ACI-Africa is a recipient of the highly coveted National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award by President Mohammadu Buhari, based on the recommendation of the National Productivity Centre of Nigeria.
A graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Dunoma started his aviation career in the Civil Engineering Department of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in 1980 and rose through the ranks to the zenith as it’s managing director.