Minister of Aviation , Senator Hadi Sirika has described the death of the immediate past Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Captain Mukhtar Usman as a monumental loss to the aviation industry.
Sirika said that “Although death is a journey on which everyone must embark at his own appointed time, Usman’s own came at a time the industry needed all capable hands to be on deck to reposition it, considering the depth to which it had descended as a result of the global pandemic”.
Captain Muhtar Usman, he said, would be remembered for his contributions to the sector as a “Pilot, Air accident investigator, industry regulator spanning his time at the defunct Nigeria Airways, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) and most recently, at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) “.
The Minister also commiserated with the aviation family on the loss “Of a thoroughbred professional who distinguished himself in his chosen field “, the family he has left behind and prays for the repose of his soul”.
The late Director General has since been buried in Kaduna , Kaduna State according to Islamic rites.