By Uche Mbah
Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nahco aviance) has sent a notice to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, (NSE), notifying them of the appointment of Mr. Sehinde Fadeni Oladapo, ,the founder and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of GMT Energy Resources Limited, as the new Chairman, Board of Directors of the Company. He took over from Arc Usman Arabi Bello, who resigned from the position on Thursday, October 25, 2018.
In a similar development, the Board of Skyway Aviation Handling Company, Limited,SAHCOL, has announced the appointment of Mr Basil Agboarumi as their new managing director and chief executive officer. He has already been inducted into the prestigious Institute Of Directors.
.NAHCO also announced Mr. Salam Taofeeq Oluwatoyin as their new Non-Executive Director. Oluwatoyin filled in the vacancy created by the exit of Mr. Ahmed T. Uwais on the board.
Oladapo, an experienced hand, sits on the board several companies including MCI FZE Yard Development Limited, a joint venture between MCI FZE and Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria where Total Upstream Nigeria Limited and her partners integrated their EGINA FPSO’s 6 topside modules; the Badagry Ship-repair Maintenance Engineering Consortium (BSMEC) and Elect & Chosen Limited. Elect and chosen is an interior design and furniture supply company.
Mr. Oluwatoyin himself belongs to the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), International Bar Association, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and Institute of Directors (IOD), and serves as the Managing Partner of Canary Legal, a corporate and commercial law firm. He heads the firm’s corporate governance as the company secretary and legal adviser to the group.
According to a statement by SAHCOL recently, “Agboarumi joined SAHCOL, then a subsidiary of the Nigerian Airways Limited, as a pioneer staff/head of the Public Affairs Unit. After the privatisation and subsequent takeover of Skypower Aviation Handling Company Limited by the SIFAX Group in 2009, he was appointed the Head of Corporate Communications, with a mandate to spearhead the rebranding of the new Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited. He was later elevated to the position of general manager in 2014 in charge of Corporate Communications and Information Technology Department, providing leadership for the day-to-day operations of the unit until his recent appointment.”
Other directors were also appointed by the Company.