Justice Godfrey Okamgba
A four-man committee charged with the responsibility of exploring areas of collaboration between the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT) and Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) has been inaugurated.
This was disclosed in a statement issued in Zaria, Kaduna State by Paul Mshelizah, assistant director, press and public relations NITT.
He stated that the committee was set up when Abimbola Odumosu, the acting director-general NITT, visited the NCAT Rector, Abdulsalami Mohammed in Zaria.
The committee members include Danjuma Ismaila (NITT), Elkana Ngbale (NITT), Waheed Yusuf (NCAT) and Y.A Baba (NCAT).
He noted that the committee was charged with the responsibility of finding out mutually beneficial areas of synergy between the two organisations.
He quoted the NITT acting director-general as stressing the need for the two institutions to collaborate, given their distinctive spheres of specialization.
Odumosu also said that although the organisations had been collaborating, there was still room for improvement.
According to him, collaboration should be based on “sustainable and empirical research on all modes of transport, information data bank for enhanced risk analysis, and staff exchange to save cost.”
He suggested that NCAT could make use of the facilities at NITT’s study centre in Lagos during its outreach training programmes.
The NCAT rector thanked the NITT management for the visit and assured it of maximum cooperation.
Mohammed said such collaboration was critically important, while assuring that lack of such could be counterproductive.
He said “the lack of collaboration is the bane of private airlines in Nigeria, which often result in unhealthy competition.
“The idea of collaborating on research and development is both timely and welcome.”