By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria
Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria on practical experience on aircraft maintenance knowledge.
Speaking at the MoU signing ceremony, Captain Abdussalami Mohammed Rector of the College said the collaboration is unique in the sense that both parties have a long history in the aviation field.
He said Aero being the oldest airline and NCAT the oldest aviation training organization.
Captain Abdussalami said human capacity development is fundamental to the sustainable development of aviation.
According to him, achieving the goal of sufficiency and partnership among the critical stakeholders and this occasion of signing of MoU which is a momentous phase in the training of Nigerian future aircraft engineers
The Rector said the problem of lack of job opportunities in aviation is of great concern, and it is painful to see young qualified Nigerians finding it difficult to secure jobs.
He expressed appreciation with the pledge made by the Chief Executive Officer of Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria to absorb 10 of NCAT students after the end of their stay in Aero.
Captain Abdussalami assured NCAT’ partners of their total commitment to the development of aviation professional, and promised to continue to work all stakeholders to ensure that the aviation sector has well trained and skilled manpower.
Also speaking, Captain Ado Sanusi Chief Executive Officer of Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria said the signing of MOU is a demonstration of their efforts in deepening Human Capacity Development which both their organizations are committed to achieving for the growth of the Nigerian aviation sector.
He said the signing of MoU is going to set in motion, the annual on the job training for NCAT student engineers for three months period to enable them gain practical experience on aircraft maintenance knowledge before proceeding for another specialized intense Training at Aero’s Rotary and fixed wing departments.
Captain Sanusi added that aero is one of the few AMOs which has made the critical linkage between human capacity development and employment creation as the basis for effective servicing Nigeria’s ever growing aviation sector.
The Aero Chief Executive urged Federal Government to continue encouraging companies who have a proven antecedent of human capacity development and employment creation.