By Sule Aliyu, Bauchi
A South Africa based Aviation Industry; SIATA Aviation is to partner with Bauchi State Government to establish Fly Academy and Research Institute in the state.
Briefing newsmen at Bauchi Government House Wednesday, the Director and Chief Executive Officer of SIATA Aviation, Captain Ibrahim Sherriff said they are also working in collaboration with Ambro Afrique consultants in establishing the project in the state.
According to him, the establishment of the Fly Academy and other projects are aimed at maximum utilization of the Bauchi International Airport to generate revenue.
Sherriff said, “We will incorporate the Research Institute with Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi to train and create employment for the citizens of the state.
Captain Ibrahim Sherriff who said the South African team was in Bauchi for facility study noted that the planned institute will also work with Yankari Resort and Safari to boost the tourism potentials of the state.
“We will also establish manufacturing plant and all these projects will be linked to aviation with the aim of revenue generation for the state as well as creation of employment for the citizens to boost Nigeria economy.
On how to inject funds in the project, Sherriff said “funding of the project will be equity participation and return will be shared among investors and the state government.