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Ilorin Aviation College graduates 27 students

...Praises Gov. Abdulrazaq for support, purchase of aircraft engine, others

Razaq Bamidele

The Management of Ilorin Aviation College (IAC) has commended Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his continuous support for the school, saying that the continuous payment of the subvention and moral support have kept the school going.

This was the remarks of the Acting Rector of the College Captain Yakubu Okatahi during the Governor’s visit to the school on Tuesday evening.

According to him, the Governor’s recent release of N75m enabled the College to purchase new aircraft engine and propeller, 10,000 litres of jet-A1, and repair of the College’s fuel dump, among other things.

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Okatahi and other officers of the school also commended the Governor for paying subvention which helps to run the school, adding that the College management looks forward to increase in the financial support to cater for review of wages and some other things.

Registrar of the College Mohammed Jimada Jibril also commended the Governor for his continuous assistance to the school, congratulating him on his re-election and emergence as the chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).

The Governor, who decorated some of the graduands of the school, urged the College to avoid a repeat of the mismanagement that set back the progress of the institution, including the withdrawal of the Nigerian Navy and misuse of over N300m funds of the Nigerian Air Force.

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“With effective management, I believe Aviation College can attain autonomy and self-sufficiency in terms of funding. Our aim for the school is to achieve this, instead of relying on subvention from the government,” he said.

In March, the Aviation College got the approval of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to increase the number of students after the regulatory body removed the initial limitations placed on the school -a feat attributable to the remarkable interventions and support of the AbdulRazaq-led administration.
The information is contained in a statement from the governor’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mallam Rafiu Ajakaye and made available to the Media.