Tuesday 9 April 2013

Kano state to train 100 Nigerian pilots

Aviation Nigeria

The Kano State Government has opted to allocate funds for training 100 Nigerian graduates as pilots in Jordan.

Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano announced the plan at a send-off for the trainees,  adding that this comes at a cost of nearly N10.7 million on each student.

The gesture according to Kwankwaso was part of the government’s determination to empower the people and make them self-reliant.

The governor urged the beneficiaries to be good ambassadors of their families, the state and the country.

"To whom much as given, much is expected. The state government has spent a lot on you and you should give the best back."

"Do not use the opportunity to afterwards to steal from government and deprive the people of their rights,’’ he said.

In an address, a former Presidential Adviser on Aviation, Capt. Shehu Iyal, urged the beneficiaries to use the training as a way of improving the aviation sector of the country.

The students will spend 18 month at the Mideast Aviation Academy in Jordan.


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