• Friday, July 19, 2024
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Kano spends N1.07bn to train 100 pilots

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Kano State government says it is investing N1.07 billion in the training of 100 university graduates as pilots in line with the administration’s policy of building the required manpower in all fields of endeavours.

The nominees are to be trained as professional pilots at the Mid-East Aviation Academy, Jordan, for 18 months, after which they are to be issued operational licence.

Mid-East Aviation Academy is a top flight training institution that offers courses in pilot training, aircraft engineering and avionics, and is certified by Jordan Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission.

Addressing the beneficiaries at the Government House, Kano, weekend, before their departure, Kwakwanso said N10.4 miilion would be spent in financing each of the 100 nominees.

This, he said, is in line with the policy of his administration to open up opportunities for teeming unemployed young people in the state.

“Our vision is to equip Kano citizens to face the challenges of globalisation and to take advantage of abundant local and international opportunities to improve their lot”, he pointed out.

The governor explained that foreign training will expose beneficiaries to best practices in aircraft piloting, in addition to contributing their quota to national development.

 

ADEOLA AJAKAIYE, Kano