Nigeria Airforce School Graduates 42 Helicopter PilotsUncategorized Friday, September 19th, 2014
IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
The Nigeria Airforce Flying school Enugu, on Friday graduated its first 42 helicopter graduates.
Speaking at the event, President Goodluck Jonathan, expressed delight over the growing prowess of the School.
According to him, its achievement has not only helped to boost the capacity and capability of the Airforce but that of the Nigerian Armed Forces in general.
He said the success of the project was a clear demonstration that the Airforce was heading in the right direction in its quest to reposition itself among its contemporaries in other countries of the globe.
Jonathan who was represented by Vice President, Namadi Sambo, also hailed the quality of training at the school, stressing that it was good enough to compete with international standards.
While commending the officials of the Airforce for the feat, President Jonathan urged the graduands to demonstrate excellence and professionalism in their duties in order to help take the Airforce and Nigeria to higher heights.
In their separate speeches, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, and Rector of the School, Group Captain I.A Yahaya applauded the federal government for providing the necessary resources for the effective development of the school and promised to ensure that it met all the expectations of the government.
In his speech at the ceremony, Anambra state born business mogul, Prince Arthur Eze said Enugu State has become the best place to invest in Nigeria, saying that “the credit for this would go to Governor Sullivan Chime who has “completely transformed the State”.
Eze however, commended the federal government for its commitment to the project, adding that its location in Enugu has helped to boost the city’s reputation in the development of indigenous capacity.
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