Nigeria’s aviation industry got a boost last week with the first ever Cabin Crew Fair in Lagos, Nigeria. The forum provided the right platform for aspiring cabin assistants.
Every seat at the Royal Event Centre, Ikeja, Lagos was occupied, a testimony to the importance of the fair. Aspiring cabin assistants were mentored in a relaxing ambience by professionals in the industry.
Of note was the keynote address of the chairman of the fair, former Managing Director of IRS Airlines, Mr Yemi Dada, highlighting the fact that Cabin Crew occupies special place in the aviation industries, which should not be ignored.
This is just as he said that Cabin Crew profession is one that must be taken seriously by those already working as Cabin Crew and those who intend to be airline Cabin Crew.
According to him, “Being a Cabin Crew turns you into a nurse, Commercial Officer and gives you other duties such as managing all kinds of people on board the aircraft.”
He commended the organiser of the programme for a job well done, adding the forum would not have come at a better time than now, urging potential Cabin Crew to be focused if they really want to be one.
Delivering her welcome address, the organiser of the fair, Joy Ogbebo explained that the need to highlight the strategic role of cabin crew at the workplace, illuminate the oversight role of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA) in the development of the Cabin Crew Career, recognise Cabin Crew Veterans, who have contributed immensely to the growth of the profession, introduce aspiring Cabin Crew to their career choice and help them identify the key skills required, has culminated to the hosting of this fair.
According to her, “Cabin Crew members are highly trained professionals. Their primary duty is to ensure the safety of passengers during flight. Their job is unique. They put the comfort and safety of passengers first and evacuate the passengers within 90 seconds in an event of an emergency. They are the last to leave the aircraft. The level of training they receive makes them well rounded and grounded. They are the sky heroes.”
She asserted that flying is an adventurous and glamorous job that opens one to the world with boundless opportunities, comes with a lot of perks and also several challenges.