Nigeria’s First Boeing 747 Pilot,Captain Harrison Kuti is dead, at 78 after a brief illness.The Nation reports.
Captain Harrison Kuti trained as a pilot and attended Acme School of Aeronautics, Texas and Burnside-Ott Aviation School, Miami.
He joined the Nigerian Airways Corporation in 1964 and worked for about 20 years before retiring in 1983 as a Senior Training Captain.
In 1984, he was appointed Managing Director, Zenen Verstoep Company, a Dredging, Civil and Marine Engineering Company, where he led a team of experts to execute various government projects, including the dredging of Lekki axis.
His professional and occupational interest spanned aviation, dredging and marine engineering and shipping marine operations.