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Captain Idris Ichalla Wada

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Local Address: Nigeria

Employment History


  • Masters Degree Programme , Business Administration
    University of Abuja
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Audu described the administration of the ..., 12 Aug 2014 [cached]
Audu described the administration of the current governor, Captain Idris Wada as "beautiful nonsense" and one which has not performed up to expectation.
In his response at the ..., 8 July 2014 [cached]
In his response at the occasion, Kogi State Governor, Captain Idris Wada, commended the bank for the N800 million development assistance to his state.
Governor Idris Wada of Kogi ..., 1 July 2014 [cached]
Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State has solicited the support of the Federal Government towards controlling the erosion and other environmental devastations affecting some areas in the state.
Captain Idris Wada | Nigeria Governors' Forum, 1 April 2014 [cached]
Captain Idris Wada Captain Idris Wada | Nigeria Governors' Forum News & Media
Captain Idris Wada
Captain Idris Ichalla Wada, born on August 26, 1950 in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, is an accomplished pilot and businessman.
He became a first class flying instructor at the record age of twenty-three (23) and has been credited for training the best set of pilots ever produced in Nigeria in his generation.
At the age of 29, Idris Wada joined the then national carrier, Nigerian Airways as a line pilot where he ascended to the rank of "Captain of Command". In 1983, he joined the United Air Service (UAS) where he rose to the position of Chief Pilot and General Manager, within a very short period.
Captain Wada is one of the pioneer indigenous airline operators in Nigeria, and he founded the Executive Aviation Service EAS in 1985 with some prominent Kogi indigenes.
Wada attended several high level management and proficiency trainings in Nigeria, Brazil, Germany, UK and USA over the past 25years. He also undertook at regular intervals, several simulator conversion/recurrent flight training programmes at Varig Airlines, Brazil; Lufthansa Airlines, Frankfurt; Sabena Airlines, Brussels; Pan-am Flight academy Miami, USA; and many other high quality facilities.
Captain Wada is not only proficient as an aviator. He is equally an academic who completed his Masters Degree Programme in Business Administration at the University of Abuja in 2006, after rounding up a B.Sc degree in Business Administration from the same university.
His other professional qualifications include aviation diploma; commercial pilot certificate; flying instructor certificate as well as airline pilot license. He possesses the Nigerian Airline Transport License No. 992; British Airline Transport Pilot License No. 104990; USA/FAA Air Transport Rating No. 2223411 and qualified Flight Instructor rating (QFI) UK. He also has Certified Flight Instructor Rating UK, and Certified Flight Examiner, UK and Nigeria.
Captain Wada has had varied working experience. He worked as a flight instructor at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria, from 1973-1978 and Nigeria Airways Pilot from 1978-1982. He also worked at the United Air Services as Chief Pilot and General Manager from 1982-1985. At the Aviation Services Nigeria limited, he was the Chief Executive from 1985- 1988 and also served at Nicon Airways Ltd, Nigeria as Executive Vice Chairman, a position he held until he was elected Governor of Kogi State.
Captain Idris Ichalla Wada has also held several national and public appointments. These include: Chairman, Ministerial Committee on Airline Operations, 2006; Chairman, NACAA Operations for ICAO Audit, 2006 and Chairman, Governing council, Federal College of Education Technical, Potiskum, Yobe State 2009 to 2011.
Captain Idris Wada has delivered several lectures and presentations at seminars and workshops in Nigeria and abroad over the last 20years. He has distinguished himself both in the public and private sectors of Nigerian economy as a humble, trustworthy and non-tribal Nigerian.
Captain Idris is happily married with children.
Captain Idris Wada ..., 29 Sept 2013 [cached]
Captain Idris Wada (RTD)
Captain Idris Wada Capt. Idris Wada a former Chief Executive Officer of EAS Airline is now the Governor elect of Kogi State having won the December 3rd , 2011 Governorship elections in Kogi State on the platform of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).
Captain Idris a Director at the Horizon group of companies made a name for himself in the aviation world where he started his careeer when he became a first class flying instructor at the ripe age of 23 and rose quickly at Nigeria Airways to become a captain at 29. Captain Wada also had a stint at United Air Service(UAS) where he made Chief pilot and General Manager.
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