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HYELNI, HARUNA BASSI

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NATIONAL DEPUTY PRESIDENT

He was born on 21st December, 1968 in Maiduguri, but hails from Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State, Nigeria. He has his first contact with the ATC profession when on 6th November, 1998 he was employed as Air Traffic Controller grade II at the old Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria after obtaining Diploma in Standard Air Traffic Control at Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria. His formal education include Ordinary National Diploma at Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri in 1988; Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) in Agro-meteorology from University of Agriculture, Abeokuta in 1994.

He also obtained M. Tech. in Meteorology in 2004 from Federal University of Technology, Minna. He was also trained as professional Air Traffic Controller in Area/Airways (non-radar) Control at NCAT, Zaria and Terminal/Area Radar Control at PAN AM International Flight Academy, Miami USA in 2008 and 2010 respectively. He obtained his ATC License on 18th February, 2000 with both Aerodrome and Terminal Approach (non-radar) Control. He later obtained ATC ratings in the Area/Airways (non-radar) Control in 2011 and Terminal/Approach Radar Control in 2012. He has worked at various ATC units in Abuja, Minna airports and presently an Assistant General Manager at Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja Lagos as Terminal Approach radar and Area Controller.

He was NATCA’s Abuja Zonal Vice President between 2003 and 2006.He was elected National Deputy President in October, 2012. He is married with children.

HYELNI, HARUNA BASSI

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