Recruitment is ongoing at the first state-owned aircraft in Africa, Ibom Air, for young, energetic youths who are interested in the aviation industry.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Special Duties and Aviation Development, Hon Akan Okon, while addressing newsmen during the arrival of the 3rd aircraft at the Victor Attah International Airport, on Thursday.
He said the recruitment process, ranging from aptitude test to oral interviews, is handled professionally, and that opportunities would be given to qualified applicants without any form of recommendation to get employment.
Then Commissioner added that the airline is properly and professionally managed in line with the code of governance in the airline industry, and that the highest level of professionalism is adhered to.
According to him, what makes the difference in any society is leadership, as there may exist the material resources but without a good leader, it would be impossible to manage it.
Hon Akan congratulated Akwa Ibom State for having a leader like Governor Udom Emmanuel who he said, has shown leadership qualities, adding that before the end of his eight years tenure, a lot of significant progress would be recorded in terms of other components of the airport.
The influx of passengers at the airport has been on the increase since the construction of the Uyo-Arochukwu road by Governor Emmanuel, which has saved the long hours of going through Port Harcourt.
Some of the vacant positions, according to the Commissioner, include Cabin Safety Crew, Flight Operations, Aerodromes, Airworthiness, Airport Engineers, Flight Attendants, Aviation Meteologist, and Airport Administrative Support among others.
Application form is filled and submitted online via www.ibomair.com
©Meflyn Anwana, Special Assistant on Digital Media to Governor Udom Emmanuel