Says the three companies bidding for the College has the same address

The Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) has called on the National Assembly to wade into the proposed sale of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) in Zaria, Kaduna State.

The Deputy National Secretary of the union, Abioye Olayinka-Olusanya, made the call at a news conference in Zaria shortly after the union?s congress at NCAT on Friday.

He observed that the campaign against the planned sale of the college became necessary because of the negative consequences of the sell, not only to the aviation industry but the country?s economy.

Olayinka-Olusanya alleged that the Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Oduah, had announced government?s intention to sell the institute to three Lagos-based companies.

Describing the three companies as “a one-man-show”, he said that the three companies had the same address, naming  them as Espardate Equipment Company Ltd., Africa-Nordkenergy Resources Ltd. and Scandic Construct Ltd.

Olayinka-Olusanya stressed the need for in-depth investigation into the ownership of the companies with a view to saving NCAT from total collapse.

He alleged that the college would sign an agreement with the three companies in next 2013, saying: “If the proposed agreement is signed, NCAT will only get 50 per cent of its internally-generated revenue while the collaborating partners will enjoy the remaining 50 per cent.

“This will definitely affect the college negatively because the fund will be inadequate for the college to maintain its programmes,” he said.

The Rector of the college, Capt. Chinyere Kalu, declined comments, saying: “I am out of the country for an official assignment. ?

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