Nigeria To Establish Aviation University. Plans are underway to establish an aviation university in Nigeria in order to promote research, development and production of high level manpower.
According to the Nigerian Aviation Minister, Capt. Hadi Sirika, who revealed the plan on Saturday after a familiarisation tour of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) in Zaria, Kaduna State, 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.
“Since the technology is available around the world, is no longer a hindrance, it is our own ability and capability to pursue it,” he noted.
While sighting example of countries like Brazil and India, who produce aircraft, the minister observed that “if such countries could do it, why not Nigeria”.
“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.