The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) in Zaria, Kaduna State will serve as home to a modern multi-functional aircraft fire fighting simulator recently acquired by the Federal Government.
The Rector of NCAT, Capt. Mohammed Abdulsalam, told journalists in the first quarter of the year that the simulator was being installed at NCAT in order to aid the training of fire officers.
Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika and other top aviation officials carried out a pre-shipment inspection and test of the simulator in London on Monday, April 8.
“We have another simulator that is being installed in Zaria for this year. The simulator is for firemen. It is automatic fire simulator.
“As you may be aware, we have never had fire simulator in Nigeria in spite of the number of firemen that we have in this country, all these years, we have been sending our firemen to Cameroon for training.
“So, this administration felt it is more economical for us to have our own simulator here in Nigeria and this decision was taken to house it here because we have the land. The simulator is being built in the United Kingdom,” Abdusalam said.
He said it would save the country a huge amount of money to train its airport firemen as trainings would now be conducted at NCAT.