The Aviation Resuscitation Programme for Cadet Pilots and Aircraft Maintenance Engineers has reportedly started, according to the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP).
This was revealed on Tuesday in a statement made by Mr. Freston Akpor, Senior Assistant on Media to the PAP Interim Administrator (IA).
According to the statement, the training was done as part of initiatives to help former protesters find stable employment and build a talent pool for Nigeria’s aviation industry.
It stated that the formal start of the training took place on Monday in Lagos.
According to the release, Gen. Barry Ndiomu, the PAP’s interim administrator, said during the event that “enormous opportunities abound for the beneficiaries in global aviation.”
Wilfred Musa, the PAP’s Head of Reintegration, spoke on behalf of Ndiomu and recalled earlier PAP governments’ efforts to restructure the training programme.
According to the statement, Ndiomu insisted that the only difficulties were administrative hiccups and the aviation industry’s complexity, which made all achievements only marginally possible.
“Ndiomu said that the program’s flag-off was started more than eight years ago and that this demonstrated how seriously the present PAP leadership took improving the lives of former agitators.