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LAA Expands Facilities, Reaffirms Commitment to Professionalism and International Standards

From L-R: Group Managing Director, Finchglow Holdings, Mr Bankole Bernard; Group Executive Director, Mrs Yetunde Bankole Bernard and Regional Manager, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Barrister Bukola Teriba at the launch of Lagos Aviation Academy New Facility in Lagos recently.

…as NCAA emphasizes standards 

The Lagos Aviation Academy (LAA), a subsidiary of Finchglow Holdings, has reaffirmed its commitment to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and operations in the aviation industry. 

The academy, which has been in operation for seven years, aims to boost manpower development in the industry, both in Nigeria and globally.

Speaking at the inauguration of the school’s two storey building in Lagos, Group Managing Director of Finchglow Holdings, Mr. Bernard Bankole, emphasized the importance of human resources in driving national development. 

“Human resources remain the greatest asset of any nation,” he said. 

“In my own little way, I will strive to develop people to add value not only to the aviation industry but to the rest of the world.”

Bankole emphasized the academy’s commitment to maintaining international training standards, ensuring the highest level of safety and professionalism in its operations. 

He noted that the academy has expanded its facilities, with eight standard classrooms now available for training, compared to four previously.

The Finchglow boss also recalled the limited number of approved training schools in Nigeria when he started the academy, with over 200 million people. 

This, he said, gave him the courage to venture into the aviation education sector.

In a brief remark, Acting Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Chris Najomo, commended the academy for its commitment to standards. 

Represented by the NCAA Lagos Regional Manager, Barr. Bukola Teriba, Capt. Najomo urged the academy to continue upholding its standards, recalling the rigorous process of obtaining approval from the authority.

“This is not only good for the aviation industry, but also good for Nigeria,” Najomo said. 

“I want to congratulate you, sir, and advise that you keep up the standards. You know what you went through, and we always do on-the-spot checks and so many checks. I want to advise you to keep up the standards and keep up the level. I’m also praying that you will have more expansion in the future.”


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