FG plans to establish Aviation University- Minister
Hadi Sirika, The minister of state for Aviation, disclosed over the weekend that the federal government is planning on establishing aviation university in Nigeria. While addressing newsmen at NCAT in Zaria, Kaduna State, Sirika said that when the university is completed, they will start going into research and also training of aviation personnel that will help in manufacturing aircraft components.
“The aviation university will be different from NCAT. The university will be fully into research and development and production of higher level management manpower need of the industry. The university will go into deep research, with the hope that in the near future, we will be able to manufacture aircraft components, until when we are able to produce the aircraft itself. Since the technology is available around the world, is no longer a hindrance, it is our own ability and capability to pursue it. The technology is known, we are not reinventing it, we just put our act together in doing it. So, the university will cater for that, while NCAT will continue to provide the services in the institute” he said