Reports reaching us say former Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Muhtar Usman, is dead.
Usman aged 63 reportedly died on Tuesday night at a hospital in Zaria following a brief illness.
Barrister Illitrus Ahmadu President of the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, confirmed his death to newsmen ,Wednesday morning.
According to Ahmadu ,“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.
Captain Muhtar was born on December 5, 1956. An aviator he rose to be 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 will be announced soon by the family.