|Ambassador Mike Ononaiye, Patron, NTEC (Middle) and Mr. Ewos Iroro , Founder, NTEC (1st Left) in a group picture with the top ten winners in the Secondary Schools Category, NTEC 2015/2016.|
|Ambassador Mike Ononaiye, Patron, NTEC
addressing the students
The 6th Air Transport Youth Empowerment Seminar and Grand Finale of the 7th National Travel Essay Competition (NTEC 2015/2016) held at the Training Centre of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Annex, Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos on July 16, 2016. The novel event which is aimed at Raising Future Aviation Professionals had as its theme: Choosing An Exciting Career: Why Aviation?
|Miss Otti Faustina, Winner, Secondary
Schools Category, NTEC 2015/2016
An Independent Panel Assessors graded the written articles including Mr. Ayodele Ojo, Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA); Alhaji Yahaya Gusau, DGM, Aeronautical Information Services, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA); Mrs. Fola Akande, Chief Air Transport Officer (CATO), Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA); Mrs. Modupe Oyerinde, DGM, Commercial & Statistics, NCAA; and Mr. Basil Agboarumi, Head, Corporate Communications, Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL); and Mr. Felix Anyanwu, Assistant General Manager, AIS/Charts, NCAA.
|Capt. Jim Hassan, Training Manager, Nigerian College of
Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria presenting a trophy to
Miss Igweonu Chiamaka, 2nd place Winner,
NTEC 2015/2016 and beneficiary of a free ticket
to Accra, Ghana sponsored by Med-View Airlines.
Others are: Shobanke Adetola of International School (Unilag) Lagos in 4th place; Akintade Emmanuel also of International School (Unilag) Lagos in 5thplace; Nwachi Oziomachukwu of Murtala Muhammed Airport Secondary School (MMASS), Ikeja in 6th place and Oseni Naomi of Princeton College, Surulere, Lagos in 7th place. Yet others were: Olanrewaju Tomilola of Emmagrace Private School, Igando, Lagos in 8thplace; Ogo David in 9thplace; and Atiku Jummai in 10thplace both also from Emmagrace Private School. It was the first time in the history of the contest that the grand prize winner emerged from outside Lagos.
|(L – R) Mr. Ewos Iroro, Founder, NTEC; Miss Ekuma Oma,
a student of Princeton College, Surulere, Lagos,
3rd Price Winner, NTEC 2015/2016 receiving a free ticket
from Mr. Kingsley Ezenwa, GM, Public Affairs, DANA Air.
In the Tertiary Institutions Category, the following Winners emerged: Mr. Epemolu Oladipupo, a Business Administration Student of University of Lagos (Unilag) in 1st place; Miss Lawson Peace, a Law Student of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Abeokuta, Ogun State in 2nd place and, Mr. Igweonu Tobena, also a Law Student of Unilag in 3rdplace. There were also consolation prizes for 4th and 5thpositions which went to Ademokan Adedoyin and Ogunleye Maryrespectively and both from Unilag.
First prize winner, Epemolu Oladipupo went home with a cash prize of N150,000 and an all expenses paid trip to South Africa courtesy of African Business Travel Association (ABTA). The second prize was N100,000 cash with a free ticket to Ghana also courtesy of Med-View Airlines. Third prize was N50,000 cash and a free ticket to any destination in Nigeria sponsored by DANA Air. The fourth prize was N30,000 and the fifth prize was N20,000 cash.
|Mr. Kingsley Ezenwa, GM, Public Affairs, DANA Air
presenting a free ticket to Miss Fawzeeyah Eyinimofe
Olaniyan of Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation
|Mrs. Foluke Ademokan, The Executive Coordinator,
Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation presenting an award
to Miss Blessing Halim, Winner, NTEC 2014/2015
as her parents, Mr & Mrs Halim join in admiration
This year also, Travel & Business Newspartnered with Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation, a non-governmental organisation set up to care for the orphaned girl child. As part of the foundation’s goal in developing the educational prowess of such children, while encouraging healthy competition among them, the organisation organised a writing contest on the topic: “Education In Nigeria, Effectively Managing Abuse, Violence and Security Issues.” The contest was eventually won by Miss Fawzeeyah Eyinimofe Olaniyan who went home with a free ticket to any destination in Nigeria courtesy of DANA Air. “Travel & Business News decided to join forces with DANA Air in supporting the Foundation in a bid to not only empower the girl child but to also give back to society by supporting and motivating them to live their dreams in spite of their experience in life,” Mr. Iroro said.
|Mrs. Victoria Adegbe, CEO, Insel Networks presenting
an award to Miss Mary Eyiaro, Winner,
Tertiary Institutions Category, NTEC 2014/2015
Many thanks go to our Sponsors, notably South African Airways, RwandAir; Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA); Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN); and Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA). Others are DANA Air; Med-View Airlines; Sabre Travel Network; and Output Coefficient Proprietaries (OCP) International.