The Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, Capt. Alkali Modibbo, has disclosed how the college spent at least N500 million annually to maintain its unused two Bell 206 helicopters.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Nairametrics in Abuja on Wednesday, Modibbo lamented that the college in 10 years spent N5 billion on the two equipment without operating it for one day.
He also clarified that the helicopters were not stolen or missing as claimed in some quarters, but explained that the two equipment were duly auctioned through the approved processes of the Federal Government.
He explained that the two helicopters were auctioned to Federal Government approved auctioneers in conjunction with the Ministry of Works at about $600,000 each.
The NCAT CEO explained that four pilots from the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and NCAT, had been trained for its certification, while an additional four engineers from the two agencies would be trained for such purposes before the end of the month.
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