The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. George Uriesi, was honoured with the prestigious National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) award by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on 15 August 2013.
The event took place at the NICON Luxury Hotel, Abuja and also saw the conferment of the award on other notable Nigerians who had made significant contributions to the country's development in their various fields of endeavour.
was recognised because of the significant improvement he
has brought to the management of Nigeria's airports since his
appointment as the Managing Director of FAAN
in October 2011.
unique management style, which has given the Authority's
staff an unprecedented sense of belonging, has enhanced service delivery at all airports managed by FAAN
This is in addition to his
transparent commitment to the implementation of government's Transformation Agenda in the aviation industry, including infrastructural development through the Airport Remodelling Project and other new policies such as Aerotropolis and the development of perishable cargo exports through designated cargo airports.
Mr. Uriesi holds a BA (Hons) degree from the then Bendel State (now Ambrose Alli) University, Ekpoma and began his working career in 1992 at ADC Airlines, after his NYSC at the then Nigerian Airports Authority.
Mr. Uriesi returned to Nigeria in January 2010 to become FAAN's Director of Airport Operations.