Posted by Sade Williams
The Conference Committee of the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) has selected the entire aviation agency Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) to form the panel of discussants at its forthcoming conference.
The 23rd annual conference, which is scheduled to hold on July 17, 2019 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja is with the theme: ‘Boosting Aviation Investment Through Policy.’
Capt. Capt. Abdulsalami Muhammed, the Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria would be the moderator of the panel, while Capt. Muhtar Usman, the Director of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Engr. Akin Olateru, Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) would be part of the panelists.
Others are Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, the Managing Director, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and Capt. Hamisu Yadudu, the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
Others expected to play key role at the event are Mr. Allen Onyema, the Chairman Air Peace, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, the Chief Executive Officer of Arik Air and Mr. Babatunde Irukera, the CEO of Consumer Protection Council (CPC), among many others.
Capt. Abdulsalami Mohammed was born on April 15, 1956 in Dambatta Local Government Area of Kano State.
He obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1969 from Dambatta Primary School in kano, where he proceeded to Government College Kano, to obtain a West African O-Level Certificate in 1974.
By 1977 he had his Commercial Pilot Training from Nigerian Civil Aviation Training Centre (NCATC), now Nigerian College of Aviation Technology Zaria, and moved to Oxford Air Training School, Kidlington England, to get his training as a flight instructor.
By 1981, he also had his Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) Rating from Flight Safety Academy, Vero Beach, Florida, USA.
Capt. Abdulsalami Mohammed has 42 years of Aviation Industry Experience, with over 18,000 flight hours. He has worked with various airlines, which include: Discovery Airways, Arik Air Limited, Virgin Nigeria/Air Nigeria, DAS Air Cargo, Merchant Express Cargo Airline, OKADA Airline, E.A.S Cargo Airlines, and United Air Service. He has flown various aircraft which included: B707, B727, B737, B767, DC10 and A340, to mention a few.
Capt. Abdulsalami Mohammed has also held various management positions, which include: Training Captain, Chief Pilot, Head of Training and Standards, Director of Flight Operations, Managing Director of Various Airlines.
He has also worked with NCAA and was the Chairman of the Committee on the Establishment of a National Carrier.
The conference would be chaired by Alhaji Muneer Bankole, CEO of Med-View Airline, while Dr. Harold Demuren, the former Director-General of NCAA, is the lead speaker and would deliver a paper on: ‘Boosting Aviation Investment Through Policy: Government Perspective.’
Also, Capt. Roland Iyayi, the Chief Executive Officer of TopBrass Aviation Limited, would deliver the second paper titled: ‘Boosting Aviation Investment Through Policy: An Airline Perspective.’