NCAT conferred with ‘Best for Training of Instructors Award’


The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has recognised the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria as the best global institution for the training of instructors.

The secretary general of ICAO, Juan Salazar announced this at the at the ongoing ICAO Global Implementation Support Symposium in Istanbul, Turkey

Presenting the Global Aviation Training Platinum Excellence award to the college Salazar said the organisation remains proud of NCAT’s achievements as a training centre of excellence.

He said ICAO would continue to support member-nations in achieving their objectives of ensuring air transport safety and particularly commended the efforts of the Nigerian government in repositioning the nation’s aviation industry.

Prior to the latest award, ICAO had conferred Regional Centre of Excellence, Africa (Platinum category); Highest Number of Trained Instructors in the World,  and Highest number of trainees in ICAO training packages in the world awards on NCAT.

Reacting to the awards, the minister of aviation, Mr. Hadi Sirika said they were testimonials of the good work that has been done in the sector and expressed appreciation to the world body for recognising the achievements.

According to him, the best safety in aviation is the best trained aviator as the industry is one that has zero provision for errors.

He thanked the federal government for its commitment to the development of the aviation industry beginning with the approval and continued support for the aviation roadmap implementation.

Sirika restated the government’s resolve to ensure full delivery of all the components of the roadmap before the present administration winds down in 2023.


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