Kano State government has expended over N1billion to train 100 degree holders as pilots in Jordan as part of the government’s commitment to the capacity building of its indigenes.
The students both male and female would be trained at Mideast Aviation Training School in Jordan. It would be recalled that the state government has earlier sponsored over 500 students to 11 different countries to study various courses and to be trained in different disciplines.
According to Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, the project cost the state government over N1, 070,371,000, while each student cost over N10, 703,000, saying he wants the beneficiaries to appreciate the investment the state government made in them.
Governor Kwankwaso said he believed that the students would be good ambassadors in Jordan and would come back to the country and lead the aviation industry.
Meanwhile, Kano State governor, Engr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has described corruption as a huge challenge in the country which the leaders must not only work to reduce but should ensure that it is eradicated in government.