Captain Idris Wada
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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.
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
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.
attended several high level management and proficiency trainings in Nigeria, Brazil, Germany, UK and USA over the past 25years.
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.
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.
other professional qualifications include aviation diploma; commercial pilot certificate; flying instructor certificate as well as airline pilot license.
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.
also has Certified Flight Instructor Rating UK, and Certified Flight Examiner, UK and Nigeria.
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.
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.