A 20-year-old Nigerian, Favour Odozor, has emerged the youngest pilot with the Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) in both Nigeria and South Africa.
Mr. Odozor who graduated alongside 15 other trained pilots at the Afrika Union Aviation Academy (AUAA), Mafikeng, South Africa on Saturday was described as the new hope of the African aviation industry.
Capt. Allan Roebuck, Director of AUAA said. â€œThe academy is proud of this young Nigerian, with the award of licence and certificate to him. I cannot say now if he is the youngest African to attain that record, but Iâ€™m sure he is the youngest in South Africa and Nigeria,â€™â€™.
On his part, Mr. Odozor said he had always dreamt of becoming a pilot. â€œFlying a plane has been my childhood dream, and I am happy today that Iâ€™m a licensed commercial pilot at the age of 20. But I thank God that I have now made history, as a record licensed commercial pilot in both Nigeria and South Africa.”