Talk about major moves! Nigerian man becomes pilot after joining aviation industry 24 years ago as cleaner

Farida Dawkins Aug 2, 2018 at 11:11am

August 02, 2018 at 11:11 am | Lifestyle

Farida Dawkins

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

August 02, 2018 at 11:11 am | Lifestyle

Mohammed Abubakar, receiving his fourth aviation bar

On July 31, Mohammed Abubakar of Kano, Nigeria, received his fourth aviation bar which qualified him as a pilot.

Abubakar began his career as an aircraft cleaner, gradually rising in rank until he was able to secure his certifications enabling him to operate a plane.

Abubakar is now a member of the crew at Azman Air Services Limited, based in Kano, Nigeria.

The airline company released a statement on Twitter stating, “He Joined the Aviation industry 24 years ago as Aircraft Cleaner. Today He is getting the Fourth Bar to becoming a CAPTAIN. Congratulations Mohammed Abubakar from all of us @AirAzman”

Many were elated to read about the ‘rags to riches’ story. So much so that some interesting comments on Twitter ensued.

See below for some hilarious and inspirational comments on Twitter:

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