nahco aviance professorial chair in Aviation economics
Nigeria’s leading aviation handling company, nahco aviance, has sponsored a professorial chair in Aviation Economics at the Bayero University, Kano to enable research in aviation economics.
Speaking at the event in Kano, nacho Aviance Chairman, Alhaji Suleman Yahyah pointed out that Kano deserved such an honour being the first city to receive an aircraft in Nigeria as far back as 1930s.
An elated Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, said that the 5 year sponsorship will go a long way in creating an impact in transport sector.
The VC further said that the sponsorship will also go a long way in sensitizing the general academic community about the field of Transport Economy.
Explaining the choice of Kano, Yahyah said Kano is one of the centres of excellence in Nigeria. He stated that Kano has to its credit, several hundreds of years of history of commerce, dating back to trans-Sahara trade.
“The Mallam Aminu Kano Airport was the first airport established in West Africa in 1930s and our core business in nahco PLC is aviation handling. So when we decided as a company to realign our CSR from mere donations, and interventions and support to longer-term sustainable support, we felt that BUK having sustained a tradition of academic excellence and who had bred several champions who are today in positions of leadership in various sectors of Nigeria economy, this should be one of our first port of call,” Yahyah said.
Ahmed-Jalingo commended the Company for setting a great example and promised that he would not let the Company down as he was sure that the whole country stands to benefit from the investment which nacho aviance is making.