NCAA DG unveils Olowo’s aviation book, commends author

Musa Nuhu, the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has unveiled a new book written by Gabriel Olowo, the veteran aviation professional.

Olowo, who turned 70 recently, celebrated his new age with a launch of the aviation book: ‘Cutting Costs Without Cutting Corners.’

The platinum jubilee, which was held in Lagos was attended by the crème-de-la-crème in the aviation industry, Osun State Government, business world and Ọba Adéyeyè Enitan Ògúnwùsì , Òjájá II, the Ooni of Ife who played a very key role in the entire programme.

While Nuhu, and his counterpart, Akin Olateru, the Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau – Nigeria (AIB-N), led the aviation players, Gboyega Oyetola, the governor of Osun State, represented by Benedict Olugboyega Alabi, the Deputy Governor of the state led other government functionaries from Osun and beyond to the colourful occasion.

Colleagues, friends, family members and associates from the Aviation Round Table (ART), poured encomiums on Olowo for his display of professionalism and contributions to the growth of the aviation industry, not just in Nigeria, but on the continent of Africa.

Nuhu, the book chief launcher, said Olowo is a thoroughbred professional who has played a massive role in the sustenance of safety in Nigeria with his unbiased critique of activities in the sector.

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Nuhu also described Olowo as a patriot, saying that the book would contribute to the growth of the sector.

He said: “We are here today to celebrate our brother and the launching of his book: ‘Cutting Costs without Cutting Corners’ and with the experience and the contribution of Chief Olowo to the industry over the years, over the decades are well-known and legendary.

“I do appreciate him for putting everything in the book, which will be a reference for everybody in the industry; the public and the private sectors, the regulator and the regulated. This is a very important thing.”

Nuhu launched the book with the sum of N1 million, while several other attendees also contributed to its launch.

Ooni of Ife Ọba Adéyeyè Enitan Ògúnwùsì, Òjájá II challenged Olowo’s children to take a cue from their father by being good citizens of the country.

Olowo in his speech, thanked God for making him witness the 70th birthday despite all the challenges of the past years.

He also thanked Stella Olubisi Olowo, his wife and the children for standing by him over the years and promised to continue to be an exemplary husband and father figure to the family.

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