NIGERIAN College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria has expressed their appreciation to the management of the Kaduna State urban planning and Development Agency (KASUPDA) and the Government of Kaduna State, for their assistance in helping the college reclaim its encroached land, that has been trespassed into for over two decades.
Information reaching NigerianFLIGHTDECK states that after the reclaim exercise, 160 houses were affected which according to the college will be used for runway expansion as well as secure the school.
A statement from the school read, “We also wish to express our gratitude to His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasiru El-Rufa’i, the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police and all the security agencies that contributed in one way or the other in ensuring the recovery of our encroached land.
“As you may be aware, the College of Aviation Technology, Zaria has been awarded the Regional Training Center of Excellence by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
“This achievement will go a long way in proving our determination to being the best in providing Aviation Training, as this will create a better atmosphere for aviation Training.
“The College intends to expand the size of it’s runway to accommodate bigger aircraft in the nearest future.
“This can be used for not just training but even commercial purposes, which will inturn provide job opportunities to the Aviation industry and the Nation at large.
“This will improve safety to the neighboring Community and also help the College in securing it premises against external security threat.
“The College also wish to distance itself from the publication of 5th October, 2021 by the Daily Trust correspondent on this issue.’