Aviation stakeholders have been tasked to find the solution to the frequent collapse of domestic airlines in the country in order to ensure their survival in business.
The former governor of Kogi state, Captain Idris Wada who gave this charge at the dinner and awards at the unveiling of the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) compendium of 50 outstanding pilots and engineers in Lagos said, the life span of any domestic airline was too short in the country.
Wada noted that domestic airlines hardly last for more than a decade stressing that there was the need for experts to find a way out of this frequent collapse.
According to the former EAS airline boss, the aviation industry remained a very consuming endeavour stressing the need for full dedication by stakeholders towards the survival of the industry in the country.
While insisting that there was need to continue working hard in the aviation sector, the former Kogi State governor urged that pilots and engineers should be doing things according to procedures in line with their callings and training.
Also speaking, the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika represented by the Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, Captain Fola Akinkuotu said NAAPE has contributed immensely to the development and success of the aviation industry in the country.
While congratulating them on the unveiling of the compendium, Sirika urged NAAPE to continue to work within the law by maintaining standards assuring them of the ministry’s support to succeed.
Earlier in his welcome address, the president of NAAPE, Comrade Abednego Galadima noted how for over three decades the association had remained firm in the advocacy for the rights, privileges, and welfare of Nigerian pilots and aircraft engineers on one hand and ensuring professionalism and professional excellence while promoting safety of the industry.
Galadima said Nigerian pilots and engineers have been contributing immensely to the growth and development of the global aviation industry in general and Nigeria in particular.