16 Jul 2016

Biography of Saleh Dunoma

Biography of Saleh Dunoma
Saleh Dunoma is the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer CEO of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN).

According to FAAN official website, “Engr. Saleh Dunoma,  obtained a BSc (Hons) degree in Building Engineering in 1979 from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.  He had a brief stint in the public and private sectors respectively before being employed in the Civil Engineering Department of the defunct Nigeria Airports Authority in 1980, the NAA metamorphosed into the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.
Dunoma has since served the Authority in various sensitive capacities. At various times, he acted as Airport Manager Kaduna Airport and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport respectively. In 2000 he was appointed substantive Airport Manager, Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja, a position he held until he was reassigned in 2005 to the newly created Directorate of Aviation Security & Safety as the General Manager (Technology & Capacity Building).

The diverse nature of his job of Airport Management provided him the unique opportunity of being exposed to several facets of Aviation Operations. He was appointed Director of Engineering Services in February 2009.”

According to guardian.ng “Being at the top of his career has not changed his simple character and his quiet demeanour. Engineer Saleh Dunoma, the Managing Director/CEO of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN) would rather bank on his track record instead of indulging in showmanship.

And this must have informed his being noticed to be tipped for the highly coveted National Productivity Award by President Muhammadu Buhari. The dynamic man of quiet lifestyle no doubt appears to share the character traits of simplicity and personal integrity with the President.

For the records, Engr. Dunoma also received the award as the 2014 Best Emerging Airport – Africa region at the 4th Annual Emerging Airports Conference and Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates quietly. To those who know him or work with him, Engr. Dunoma is a man of high personal integrity. He would rather let his handiwork and performances speak for him than blow his own trumpet.


But even with his appointment to the top job, Dunoma has remained simple and unassuming, preferring to motivate his lieutenants and staff of the aviation agency to deliver top performance in their onerous duties to the country. For his diligence in service and hard work, he has received several awards notably the Distinguished Service Award for Aerodrome Rescue & Fire Fighting Services, Airport Excellence in Safety Award by the Airports Council International (ACI) and a Merit Award of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) amongst others. Dunoma, the simple, quiet achiever and highly experienced aviation technocrat continues to inspire the men and women he works with at FAAN and beyond, while he keeps his eyes firmly focused on the job at hand.”

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