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Ilorin college graduates 27 pilots, seeks more funding

The International Aviation College (IAC), Ilorin has appealed to the Kwara State governor, Mall. AbdulRahman Abdulrasaq to come to its aid in order to remain…

The International Aviation College (IAC), Ilorin has appealed to the Kwara State governor, Mall. AbdulRahman Abdulrasaq to come to its aid in order to remain in operation.

The college said there was the need for adequate funding to prevent it from being shut by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Acting Rector, Capt. Yakubu Okatahi stated this when the governor paid an official visit to the college where he decorated five graduating students who have completed their commercial and private pilot license courses, a statement from the college revealed on Wednesday.

Okatahi and other officials of the college commended the governor for the regular subvention to the college, which has enabled the school to remain in operation.

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Capt. Okatahi said the governor’s recent release of N75m enabled the college to purchase a new aircraft engine and propeller, 10,000 litres of jet-A1, and repair of the college’s fuel dump, among others.

The rector however appealed to the governor for increased funding of the college to enable it meet all the requirements stipulated by the regulatory authority.

Registrar of the college, Mr. Mohammed Jimada Jibril pleaded with the governor for the upward review of the college’s monthly subvention to enable it implement salary structure for her staff as obtained in sister institutions like NCAT, Zaria.

The governor, who urged the college to put all its needs in writing to his office,  advised the management to avoid a repeat of the mismanagement, which drew back the progress of the institution with withdrawal of the Nigerian Air Force and Navy from the college.

 

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