Capt. Musa Nuhu, Nigeria’s Head of Aviation Regulatory Agency, to receive the African Aviation Personality of the Year Award

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United Kingdom
January 24, 2021

The Director-General of Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu is set to receive the African Aviation personality of the Year Award, during the 10th African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year award billed to hold on the 26th February 2022. Capt. Nuhu will join other distinguished African business, political and diplomatic leaders during the event, which is set to host about 3 presidents.

Capt. Nuhu whose tenure as the Director-General of the NCAA has been characterized by value-driven reforms in the aviation sector, has continued to attract commendation from within and outside the continent.  

To Capt. Nuhu’s credit, the agency is currently undergoing massive reforms especially in the areas of international certifications for in-house inspectors; world-class automation of the aviation sector; strict adherence and compliance to safety and standards by operators in the aviation sector in Nigeria.  He also recently received a commendation for his role in promoting indigenous aviation businesses in Nigeria. He was also instrumental in contributing to the template for the global aviation restart programme post-COVID-19. Nigeria’s Aviation Restart programme, which was hailed by continental and global aviation bodies, was partly adopted in the drafting of the aviation industry restart manual post-covid-19.     

He will be receiving the award alongside the winners in various categories including President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, as the African Political Leader of the Year 2021; the President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masis, as the African Peace & Security Leader of the Year 2021; Egyptian Football Star, Mo Salah, as ALM Young person of the Year 2021, alongside five other distinguished Africans in a keenly contested poll.  

As has been the tradition in the past nine years, winners shall be decorated and presented with honour instruments on February 26th, 2022, during the annual African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Award ceremony. This year, the event is billed to hold virtually and set to host influential Africans in business, politics, and all spheres of the African leadership spectrum.

The African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Awards, the leading vote-based third-party endorsement in the continent, has continued to attract interest from Africans within and in the Diaspora. 

The African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year, which is in its 10th year, is an annual award reserved for distinguished Africans who have blazed the trail in the year under review. A shortlist of nominees are selected from results gathered via a Call for the nomination – traditionally promoted via paid online and offline campaigns across the continent, Europe, and the Americas. The call for nomination is the first step in a multi-phased process.

About African Leadership Magazine: 

The African Leadership magazine is published by African Leadership (U.K.) Limited, a company registered in the United Kingdom. The magazine focuses on bringing Africa’s best to a global audience, telling the African story from an African perspective; while evolving solutions to peculiar challenges the continent faces today.

Since its maiden edition, African Leadership Magazine has become a leading pan-African flagship leadership-focused publication read by over 1 200 000 targeted international investors, business executives, government policymakers, and multilateral agencies Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Europe, and the U.S. It is distributed at major international and African Leadership events around the world. The magazine has over 1 000,000 subscribers/Followers on Facebook and a virile readership on other social media platforms. It is a niche and unbiased African voice born out of a desire to tell the African story from an African perspective by focusing on individuals and corporates known for their legacy-based approach to leadership. 


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