Ex-Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Muhtar Usman has passed away.
It was gathered that Usman died on Tuesday night at the age of 63 in a hospital in Zaria after a brief illness.
The President of the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Illitrus Ahmadu, confirmed his death while speaking with Punch.
“I just received the news of his death. He was rushed to a hospital yesterday in Zaria, Kaduna State, before he passed on,” Ahmadu told our correspondent on phone.
Also, the General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, confirmed the sad inn a text message.
Born on December 5, 1956, the astute aviator 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, Usman was the Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau, and Managing Director of the defunct Nigeria Airways.
His burial arrangement is expected to be announced soon by the family.