Aviation Minister Visits NCAT, Zaria

Aviation Minister Visits NCAT, Zaria

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo (SAN) has visited the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria

A statement signed by Tunde Moshood, SA Media and Communications to the Honourable Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development says the visit “underscores the Minister’s commitment to enhancing the nation’s aviation training infrastructure and aligns with the “Renewed Hope” agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”

During the visit, the Minister embarked on an extensive tour of NCAT’s state-of-the-art facilities. His itinerary included the Fire-fighting Simulator, various Aircraft Simulation Centers, the Aircraft Maintenance Workshops, and the new Auditorium at the Airport Emergency Training School. The Minister’s tour provided him with a comprehensive overview of the cutting-edge training resources available to NCAT’s students.

A significant highlight of the visit was Minister Keyamo’s inspection of the former Zaria Hotel, recently acquired by NCAT. The Minister expressed his excitement about the potential of the facility, noting that it will be repurposed into additional hostels and classrooms. This development is expected to significantly benefit the students by enhancing their learning environment and accommodation options.

Throughout his visit, the Minister engaged with the management, staff, and students of NCAT. He conveyed President Tinubu’s “Renewed Hope” message, emphasizing the administration’s dedication to advancing Nigeria’s aviation sector and ensuring that institutions like NCAT continue to produce highly skilled professionals.

The Minister praised the efforts of NCAT’s leadership, especially the Rector, Joseph Imalighwe in maintaining high standards of training and expressed his optimism about the future of aviation education in Nigeria. He reiterated the government’s support for NCAT and its mission to remain a center of excellence in aviation training.

“The Minister’s visit marks a significant step in fostering closer collaboration between the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development and NCAT. It also highlights the government’s ongoing commitment to investing in and upgrading aviation training facilities to meet international standards,” said Moshood.

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Albinus Chiedu is a journalist, aviation media consultant, events management professional, and author. He has practiced journalism since 2000.

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