FG Appoints Aboderin, Rafindadi As FAAN Directors


The Federal Government has appointed two new Directors, Nike Aboderin and Sadiku Rafindadi for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

In a statement issued on Tuesday, FAAN’s Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, gave the names of the new appointees, who now replaced the recently sacked directors as part of efforts to restructure the agency. Yakubu said that Aboderin was appointed Director of Finance and Accounts, while Rafindadi was appointed as Director of Commercial & Business Development.

Aboderin, the former special adviser on Trade & investments in Ogun State, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB). She holds an M.Sc degree in Banking and Finance of the University of Lagos. According to Henrietta Yakubu, Aboderin’s over 23years experience in the financial services industry exposed her to both public and private exploits at different institutions including multinationals.

“She is an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) graduate of Lagos Business School and also holds a post graduate certificate in Global Strategic Management (GSM) of the Harvard Business School, Boston, USA,” she said.

Aboderin also served on the transition committee set up by President Buhari in 2015. She is married with children.

Rafindadi, the new director of commercial and business development is a 1985 graduate of Economics of the University of Pittsburgh and also holds an MBA in Finance of Clark Atlanta University, USA. He attended Kaduna Polytechnic, where he obtained Certificate in Management Studies.

“Rafindadi is a seasoned amiable manager who started his career as a young officer and rose to the pinnacle through diligence and commitment.

“Until his current appointment, he has worked in several Management capacities in different institutions, including, Phoenix Investment Services and British Petroleum.

“At the early stage of his career, he had a stint at the Ministry of Finance, Kaduna state, “she said.

Ranfidadi is also married and has children.

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