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Captain Idris Ichalla Wada

Wrong Captain Idris Ichalla Wada?


Local Address:  Nigeria

Employment History


  • Masters Degree Programme , Business Administration
    University of Abuja
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Kogi 2015: Idris Wada - a ..., 2 Sept 2015 [cached]
Kogi 2015: Idris Wada - a needless sentiment!
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Kogi 2015: Idris Wada - a needless sentiment!
To some warped extent, Governor Idris Wada is the presumptive governorship nominee given the PDP's alleged primordial tradition of automatic ticket in the era of permissible gross electoral malpractice of rigging. Nevertheless, there exist great doubt about the official endorsement of Idris Wada given his gross unpopularity and the PDP's purported on-going reforms that advance fair play. In reality, Wada's intention for a second term is already sucking the oxygen from the PDP and it is not really a callous horror for some analysts to have thrown decorum to the wind by stating that one must be half-mad to dream up Idris Wada as emerging the next Governor in the coming elections because his past three years stay in office has been the worst leadership catastrophe for Kogi state. For these set of thinkers, their belief is that the PDP which claims to be running a reform agenda cannot continue to play out its embarrassing past, yet live in fallacy of electoral victory in modern day competitive politics.
In fact in the Kogi PDP, the general assumption is that the party's problem in the coming elections is all about Idris Wada's trust issues, credibility and underperformance in his first term in office. The basic understanding is that Governor Wada has a scary political future, thus his quest for second term carries a mixed baggage of liabilities and political minuses including a major trust gap with voters and even his party members. Indeed, if these assumptions are anything to go by, the political consequences of a Wada's candidacy for the PDP are many and serious as the Kogi electorate will be so unmotivated by the prospects of a Wada's come back. Presently, the reason for Wada's quest for return is still incomprehensive to many voters in Kogi, especially those that feel that his agenda in office in the past three years has not brought to them any visible benefit or firm hope of a better future.
For now, Governor Idris Wada in his capacity as both the State Party leader of the PDP and incumbent governor is not sparing any effort at ensuring that he gets a second chance but the forces against him in the PDP fold are fighting very hard to make sure that their party not only survives the predicted political death that will come with Wada as its candidate but are working assiduously to rebrand their party. Thus, the pressure on the National Party leadership of the PDP to encourage Wada to step aside as the Kogi Party leader should not be strange news as many genuine supporters of the PDP believe that such a measure would permit a proper rebuilding of the party's membership and strategy for the coming elections. Right or wrong, the simple fact is that the PDP members that have voiced their views against Wada seem to be in the majority aside long list of state sponsored gale of endorsees.
Simply put, Wada may have all the dramatic flair of an incumbent but his antecedent in government as governor is huge minus and this is a very low point when his political personality is deconstructed for the same position he seeks. The clear indication from here is that Wada will get a rough welcome by his party members even if the PDP leadership eventually endorses him. Already, some groups in the PDP have petitioned the national leadership of their party by stating that Wada has conducted the affairs of both their party and government in a manner that seemingly lack good sense of direction, vision and purposeful leadership. These public petitions from a section of the PDP faithful have thrust massive credibility burden on the entire PDP. Thus, Wada's consideration for a second term will always be greeted by questions and the nature of answers the national party leadership will provide to convince the voting public that Wada's low rated
Performance in office will be of added value to the Kogi electorate's collective quest for a great Kogi. Unfortunately, assurances from the PDP on Wada will be very doubtful because even if explanations are made, they cannot be demonstrated or backed with action in this limited time before the election. As such, the road map to victory in this governorship election for the PDP will be difficult to achieve with Wada.
The sponsored propaganda that Wada remains a joker in the coming election appears baseless. Realistically, such remarks should be best considered as a myth inarticulately fostered by his supporters because the great question is where Wada would get his supporters from especially given that he has not shown any apparent potential of containing the rapid growth in the membership and popularity of the APC which has largely benefitted from the PDP's thinning membership.
In fact, any credible analyst would agree that now that Wada has become unelectable, the most effective way the PDP can redeem itself from Wada's growing unpopularity will be to refashion itself. This belief is based on the assumption that the PDP has lost its way under the present leadership of Wada that could not sustain a united party. As such, if Wada is changed or asked to step down, the PDP will then have a remedy that will attract new membership and stop further members exiting its umbrella. Otherwise, granting Wada the ticket means that the PDP is not set for reform but still embracing its awkward politics of impunity. Many supporters of the PDP are already distraught but they believe that the selection of a new candidate for the PDP will not only grant their party the opportunity for a reasonable contest but project the party's present national leadership as honourable exception from the past.
The PDP needs a decisive breakthrough on its choice of standard bearer because Kogi right now deserves a candidate that can boost the fortunes of the youths and revive the hopes of the masses. This is where Wada's failure as governor has shown that he is utterly inadequate for consideration for a second tenure. As such, the Wada camp should stop their daydream on second term because even the most conclusive argument in favour of Wada to be PDP's candidacy can never suggest a victory over Audu Abubakar, the contestant from the APC.
Headline | THEWILL, 15 Sept 2015 [cached]
SAN FRANCISCO, September 14, (THEWILL) - Incumbent Governor of Kogi State, Mr. Idris Wada has won the governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, defeating his... Read more
Captain Idris Wada | Nigeria Governors' Forum, 3 Jan 2015 [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.
Earlier, the governor of Kogi ..., 4 Oct 2013 [cached]
Earlier, the governor of Kogi State, Captain Idris Wada, praised the Federal Government for citing the project in the state, noting that it will create job opportunities for many youths in the state and also ensure power supply to many factories in the state and across the country.
He called on the President to facilitate the establishment of Free enterprises zone in Ajaokuta in order to take full advantage of the Geregu plants.
He also called on the President to ensure that in the same manner the Geregu Power plant was made a reality, the Ajaokuta Steel Company should be resuscitated in order to take advantage of the available power from Geregu power plant.
Amplyfying Adesola's proposition on the ..., 16 Jan 2011 [cached]
Amplyfying Adesola's proposition on the occasion, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of EAS Airlines Limited, Captain Idris Wada described leasing as a viable alternative for the acquisition of modern aircraft and urged ELAN to come up with innovative strategies to overcome this challenge. Wada said the nine-month compliance period given to airlines by government to recapitalise was too short to meet the regulatory requirement as the capital market had been overstretched by the financial services sector as a result of consolidation. He added that public policy instability and difficulties thrown up by the operating environment had eroded investor confidence in the sector. He, therefore, urged government to provide seed fund as an incentive for airline operators as well as review some of the regulatory guidelines, which had hindered the smooth operation of the airlines.
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