CAPTAIN Ibrahim Kadafir Mshelia has called on the National Aeronautical Communicators Association of Nigeria (NACAN) to be resolute in their duties despite the attendant challenges they may be facing in the course of keeping the airspace safe.
Mshelia, Chairman of West Link Airlines made this known as he accepted the position as the Grand Patron of NACAN who offered him a certificate of grand patron-ship on Thursday, November 5, 2021 in recognition and appreciation of his tremendous commitment to the growth of Aviation in Africa.
Mshelia while accepting the honor during the NACAN Annual General Meeting (AGM) expressed elation for the consideration and said that he is now saddled with two enormous responsibilities as both a member of the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers, (NAAPE) and now NACAN.
He said, “Our aviation industry is passing through a very turbulent time and it is just compulsory that all of us roll up our sleeves in a joint effort to salvage it.
“The global aviation sector fell into unpremeditated financial cesspit as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and is yet to recover fully from the ravaging ill-wind that swept across the sector. It is more devastating here because we were still in the struggle to match pace adequately with global practice when the calamity struck.
“However, inch by inch, we have been trudging on, with assured steps and the sincere involvement of every stakeholder, we shall breathe the air of victory very soon. This success however, will depend largely how rightly we do things going forward with the required dexterity.
“The fact that we have not really moved with time have culminated in obsolete equipment and the attendant stress in the discharge of duties. I am however hopeful that; in the midst of the myriad of obstacles currently besetting the free flow of our works, due to these neglects, we shall soon come out triumphant.
“It is on this note that I will enjoin all of you to be very painstaking in the discharge of your very important duties, despite the present challenges.
“We can only achieve the best for our country when we are resolute in the resolve to lift our dear industry up and standing, well rooted and nurtured in efficient and qualitative service. We often blame others or the leadership for what we actually can do ourselves, this attitude needs to also stop forthwith and now!