Green Africa Aircraft ATR-72 with registration marks 5N-GAE sourced from Planespotters.Net

As part of plans to train a total of 1,440 aviation professionals across different disciplines over the next 10 years, Green Africa has celebrated the graduation of 12 gTalents who participated in the company’s gFuture Initiative.

At the 1st anniversary ceremony held at the company’s head office in Lagos on May 9th, 2023, four cabin crew members, five second officers, one airport service personnel, and two commercial gTalents were honoured for their successful completion of the program. Read also: Aviation development: Green Africa unveils plans to infuse industry with 1,440 professionals in 10 years

Founder and CEO of Green Africa, Babawande Afolabi, said at the event,”We announced our plans last year to train talents over the next decade across different aviation disciplines. The journey of a thousand steps starts with the first and today we are delighted to celebrate the first year of that journey with the graduation of twelve new gTalents.”

He continued, “Everyone in the cohort came in ab initio and got the opportunity to start building their careers. We are committed to the gFuture Initiative being a signature training platform not only for Green Africa but also a unique example to other players in the region that we need to take a long-term consistent approach to training talents.”

The special guest at the event, Engr. Kayode Ajiboye, Retired Chairman of the Flight Safety Group & Director of Airworthiness, NCAA, in his keynote address, commended Green Africa for the structured initiative as Nigeria Airways was the last airline known to have done such a structured training program.

Engr. Ajiboye congratulated the graduates and encouraged them to be tenacious, have positive work ethics, and be committed to excellence in their various disciplines.

The celebration of the 1st anniversary of Green Africa’s gFuture Initiative and the graduation of 12 gTalents is a testament to the company’s commitment to building a robust talent pool in the aviation industry.


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