Hajia Salamatu B. Umar-Eluma, FCILT

Air Mode Representative, CILT Nigeria

Born on November 12, 1965, Hajia Salamatu Umar-Eluma is the Director of Human Resources of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

A native of Anyigba in Kogi State, she had her secondary education at the Federal Government College, Ugwuolawo from 1979 to 1983. She proceeded to the Federal Polytechnic Idah and later, the Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, where she obtained a Higher National Diploma in Hotel and Catering Management, with Upper Credit in 1988. She also attended the Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma between 1998 – 2000 where she obtained a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA).

Her working experience started at the Sheraton Lagos Hotel and Towers, Ikeja where she served as a youth corper. On completion of her National Youth Service, she was absorbed as a permanent staff. She worked in Sheraton Hotel and Towers from 1988 to 2000 and in her quest to work for the public sector, she was employed as an Assistant General Manager, Training in the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria in 2000 after a keenly contested recruitment exercise conducted by Accenture (formerly Anderson Consulting).

In recognition of her meritorious contribution to the development of the department, she was promoted Deputy General Manager, Training in 2003 and subsequently, General Manager Training and Manpower Development in 2006 a position she occupied until her appointment as Director, Human Resources and Administration in September, 2012.

Hajia Salamatu is a Fellow and currently the Vice President of the Institute of Payroll Administration of Nigeria (IPAN). She is also a chartered member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Member, Nigerian Institute of Training & Development (NITAD) and Member, Nigerian Hotel and Catering Institute. She is currently the Chairperson of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Schools Parents, Teachers Association, which facilitated the implementation of the construction and renovation of classrooms and ICT laboratories for both primary and secondary arms etc.

She is a management trainer and course facilitator and has attended several courses in management, leadership, aviation and other related programmes both locally and abroad. Her core interest is in writing, listening to music, meeting people, teaching, training, philanthropy and community activities.

Hajia Salamatu is a proud mother of Mariam Amaka, Abdul-Jelil Kelechi and Nuratu Chioma.


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