ADVERTISEMENT

Joint Committee denies alleged relocation of equipment from NCAT Zaria

Nigerians are urged to key into the transformation drive of the college to strengthen the aviation industry.

Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) [Nigerian College of Aviation Technology]

Alhaji Suleiman Richifa, the Joint Committee Chairman disclosed on Monday in Zaria during a fact-finding visit to the college. Richifa said the visit was a sequel to a resolution reached at the investigative hearing of the joint committee on March 26.

The investigative hearing was attended by the Minister of Aviation, the Rector of NCAT and other Stakeholders on the purported planned relocation of the Simulator and Firefighting Equipment from NCAT to an unknown destination.

“At the hearing, it was unanimously resolved that a 7-man committee be constituted to undertake a fact-finding visit to NCAT.

ADVERTISEMENT

“The visit was to ascertain the claims of both, the Hon. Minister of Aviation and the Rector of NCAT that the Simulator and Fire Fighting Machines are still within the precinct of NCAT, Zaria.

“We are here today primarily for this purpose,” he said.

He added that the committee were not on a witch-hunting exercise but only in furtherance of our mandate, to ascertain the fact and report back to the joint committee.

“This assignment is serious and we need your cooperation and uprightness to ascertain the truth. Please treat it with all seriousness.

“This exercise, though a form of oversight, is purely a fact-finding mission, specifically for the simulator/fire fighting training equipment, and is not the actual oversight of the committee.

ADVERTISEMENT

“The committee will at the appropriate time undertake a holistic oversight visit of the college. For now, will limit our visit to the simulator/ fire fighting training equipment,” he stated.

However, Richifa said, the committee was satisfied with what it saw at the college and commended the college for its state-of-the-art facilities. He also urges Nigerians to key into the transformation drive of the college to strengthen the aviation industry.

Earlier, Joseph-Shaka Imaligwe, the Acting Rector, of NCAT, commended the committee for the visit, adding that there were fabrications and lies over the movement of equipment from the college to an unknown location.

“There is nothing on ground like that, the committee can now testify that the equipment are on ground, therefore, they can write a comprehensive and favorable report on the issue,” he advised.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Rare scenes as Saudi Arabia stages swimwear fashion show

Rare scenes as Saudi Arabia stages swimwear fashion show

Nigeria will experience 3-day dust haze, thunderstorms from today

Nigeria will experience 3-day dust haze, thunderstorms from today

Fire incident at Lagos depot won't affect petrol supply - NNPC assures Nigerians

Fire incident at Lagos depot won't affect petrol supply - NNPC assures Nigerians

NCC suspends issuance of communications licenses

NCC suspends issuance of communications licenses

Police dismiss inspector for armed robbery, demote 3 others over ₦29.4m extortion

Police dismiss inspector for armed robbery, demote 3 others over ₦29.4m extortion

Your investments are safe in Nigeria, Tinubu assures Chinese executives

Your investments are safe in Nigeria, Tinubu assures Chinese executives

Things have been terrible in Osun since Oyetola left, PDP defector laments

Things have been terrible in Osun since Oyetola left, PDP defector laments

Nigerians comply as FG begins sale of e-tags at airports

Nigerians comply as FG begins sale of e-tags at airports

Germany's longest-married couple celebrates 80th wedding anniversary

Germany's longest-married couple celebrates 80th wedding anniversary

Pulse Sports

'I want to be beautiful' - Sha’Carri Richardson on why she keeps long nails

Osimhen: PSG set for life after Mbappe with 200 BILLION NAIRA move for Super Eagles star

Osimhen: PSG set for life after Mbappe with 200 BILLION NAIRA move for Super Eagles star

Osimhen’s Champions League dream dies as Juventus and Bologna seal European qualification ahead of Napoli

Osimhen’s Champions League dream dies as Juventus and Bologna seal European qualification ahead of Napoli

Arteta’s Arsenal surpass Wenger's ‘Invincibles’ to break 20-year old Gunners’ record

Arteta’s Arsenal surpass Wenger's ‘Invincibles’ to break 20-year old Gunners’ record

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT