Moribund airlines: FG to set up aviation school to raise professionals

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In response to the disturbing rate at which several commercial airline operators have gone moribund in the country, there are indications that the Federal Government would soon set up an aviation school that would groom professionals for the industry.
The Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Saleh Dunoma, made the disclosure in a recent interview with our correspondent.
Our correspondent, had in a report published on November 25, 2017, x-rayed reasons why many airlines had become moribund in the country. The report was titled, ‘From sky to junkyard: Sad journey of Nigeria’s 160 moribund domestic airlines’.

When asked why so many airlines have folded up in the country, Dunoma said the trend could be traced to poor management on the part of the airlines, adding that the establishment of the university would help to train people that would become professionals in the industry.
He said, “I think the airlines that went moribund lack good management and other factors like the environment, but largely management. Most of us that are in the industry know that an airline has a very little profit margin, and if you don’t manage it properly, then you stand the risk of losing your money and you go down. It’s very easy.
“That is why the Ministry of Aviation has decided that we need to produce top-level managers for the industry, I mean people who are specialised in the aviation business. And that is why the ministry wants to establish a university where you can go and specifically study aviation. We need people that would have first-hand education in aviation so they could come and manage the sector.”


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