The Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Engr. Saleh Dunoma, has been selected to receive the 2015 prestigious National Productivity Order of Merit Award.
The award ceremony which comes up during the 2015 National Productivity Day (NPD) is scheduled to hold on Thursday, August 20, in Abuja.
Engr Saleh Dunoma, is a seasoned and astute administrator with diverse experience, whose humility and managerial skills have endeared him to many as a silent achiever and beacon of hope for his colleagues, friends and staff.
An alumnus of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and a certified Civil Engineer, he had a brief stint in the public and private sectors, respectively before joining the Civil Engineering Department of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria then known as Nigerian Airports Authority (NAA) in 1980.
Engr. Dunoma, has served the Authority in various sensitive capacities, including Acting Airport Manager for both Kaduna Airport and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport at different times. In 2000, he was appointed the substantive Airport Manager, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, a position he held until he was reassigned in 2005 to the newly created Directorate of Aviation Security and Safety as the General Manager (Technology & Capacity Building).
His resourcefulness in handling diverse and sensitive assignments led to his being appointed Acting Director of Aviation Security Services until February 2009, when he was appointed the substantive Director of Airport Safety and Engineering Services. He served in that capacity until 2012 when he was appointed Director of Projects based on his versatility in several facets of airports operation.
As a Director of Projects, his experience in civil engineering and building technology was very useful during his supervision of the Airport remodelling project of the Federal Government, under which airport terminals in all the 22 airports managed by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria were remodelled, according to existing international standards. He also supervised the construction of five new international airports in Lagos, Kano, Abuja, Enugu and Port Harcourt under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Nigeria and China.
In addition, he pioneered the Airports Excellence (APEX) in Safety in collaboration with the Airports Council International (ACI) and some other airports authorities across the globe. This exercise saw the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria rated high alongside the Toronto Airport Authority, Cairo Airport Company and Airport Company of South Africa.
To broaden his intellectual capacity, he has attended several local and overseas courses, some of which include Airport Strategic Management Course, Integrated Safety Management and Airport Security Operations.
He is a certified member of Council of Regulation of Engineers (COREN), Nigeria Institute of Builders and also a fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Administration, Institute of Business Development, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Institute of Public Diplomacy and Management and Nigeria Society of Engineers.
In recognition of his outstanding service to nation building, Engr. Saleh Dunoma has received numerous awards including Distinguished Service Award for Aerodrome Rescue & Fire Fighting Services, Merit Award from the Nigeria Society of Engineer (NSE), Appreciation Award from the Aviation and Allied Business Leadership, Airports Excellence in Safety Award from Airports Council International (ACI).
Engr. Saleh Dunoma was appointed Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria on March 22, 2014, a position he occupies till date.
In recognition of his leading role, efforts and contributions to the aviation industry, Engr. Dunoma has been selected for the conferment of the NPOM Award by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari.