BUBA MARWA: Excellent managers of men
Brigadier Mohammed Buba Marwa, former military administrator of
is not a new name in the Aviation industry.
He is famed for possessing the magic wand that offers
solutions to societal problems.
This magic wand has also been taken to the aviation
industry. And since establishing Albarka Air Services, the local
aviation industry has never been the same again.
domineering presence of Albaraka Air Services can be felt in all
the routes they fly. Their
air fare is competitive and their in-flight services superb.
The air hostesses and the entire cabin crew are well
trained and very courtious to their customers.
to a veteran soldier on
, Marwa had his Secondary education at the
He later enrolled at the
for the regula course. When
he was commissioned, he served with the Nigerian Army
Reconnaissance (Reece) Corps (NARC) rising from troop leader to
Squadron Captain and later Squadron Leader.
was formerly the Aide De Camp to one time Chief of Army Staff,
retired Lt. General Theophilus Danjuma, who is now
minister of defence. Along the line, the passion to acquire more
knowledge overwhelmed him. He
where he bagged a master’s degree in International Relations.
He is also a holder of a master’s degree in Public
served as deputy Defence Adviser (Army) at the Nigerian Embassy in
and later as defence adviser at the Nigerian Permanent Mission
with the United Nations Headquarters in
He was appointed governor of
in 1990, and he became the 11th governor of
in 1996 where he served excellently well, particularly in the
provision of necessary infrastructures.
Among his laudable programmes in
are “Operation 250 Roads” rehabilitation through the Direct
Labour Agency, the anti-crime “Operation Sweep”, the Rent
Edict, as well as war against touts, among numerous others.
retirement from the Nigerian Army, he ventured into business; the
aviation industry to be precise.
Since the coming of Albarka Air Services in the aviation
industry, the concept of quality service to the customer has given
the airline a competitive edge and it has left a lot of other
airlines that were there before the coming of Albarka Air Services
wondering what has happened to them.
Air Services has acquired more Boeing 727 Aircrafts preparatory to
its launching of their quality flying to the West African
Countries, African Countries and later to the International
Chairman of Albarka Air Services, said after launching the West
African routes, the next stage will be to cover the entire African
Continent, after which they will apply for permission to fly the
international routes. He
concluded that the airline will never rest until it becames a
household name in the International Aviation Industry.
Air Services which has as its slogan “The People’s Airline”
is just two years old in the aviation industry and within those
two years of their being in business, the airline has succeeded in
changing the face of aviation business in
the airline covers
leading airline because it has in its fleet, eight good and
serviceable aircrafts that are flying regularly.
Albarka flies to more destinations than any other airline
and it has 27 departures (Mondays to Fridays), more departures
than any other airline in
has the best trained pilots, engineers, and cabin executives for
safety and impeccable service.
Newswatch Special Feature, Friday, 15 November 2002