Nigerian College of Aviation, Zaria has no single helicopter for training – Rector

The Acting Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, (NCAT), Zaria, Shaka Imalighwe, has disclosed that the institute has no single helicopter for training.

Imalighwe made the disclosure last Thursday, during the investigative hearing on the sale of the two helicopters in Abuja.

Imalighwe told the House of Reps Committee on Public Assetst hat he took over the management of the college in an acting capacity in January 2024.

According to him, even though he was the Deputy Rector of the College at the time the helicopters were sold, he was not part of the team/committee that facilitated the sales.

Reacting, Rep. Ademorin Kuye, the Chairman of the Committee, expressed concern over the sale of the two helicopters to private individuals, when the College was left with no helicopter for training.

The committee also questioned the process leading to the sale of the helicopters as security agencies, including Nigerian Air Force, Navy and the Police, indicated interest to purchase them.

The security agencies were, however, denied by the management of the NCAT.

The three security agencies, according to various submissions, did not only indicate interest to purchase the helicopters by writing but also visited the college but were denied the opportunity to purchase them.

The committee, therefore, directed the immediate past and current Minister of Aviation to appear before it in the next investigative hearing.

Also summoned was the Ministry of Works, Ministry of Finance Incorporated, (MOFI), both immediate past and present Rectors of the College, among others.

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