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Nigerian Emerges Youngest Commercial Pilot In South Africa (20-year-old Favour Odozor)

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\April 15, 2013 – Nigerian Emerges Youngest Commercial Pilot In South Africa (20-year-old Favour Odozor)

A 20-year-old Nigerian guy identified as Favour Odozor has made history as the youngest Commercial Pilot in both Naija and South Africa.

Odozor graduated along sides fifteen other pilots at Afrika Union Aviation Academy, AUAA IN Mafikeng, South Africa on Saturday the 13th of April, 2013.

The director of the Aviation training academy, Captain Allan Roebuck told News agency of Nigeria that the trailblazer completed all the 37-flying procedures in a short time.

The academy is proud of this young Nigerian, with the award of licence and certificate to him. Today, I can say he is the youngest commercial licence pilot in both Nigeria and South Africa.

Mr. Odozor has equalled the record set by Ed Gardner, a Briton, who obtained  his commercial pilot licence at the age of 20 in 2008.

Francis Odozor graduated from Uchenna Secondary School in Owerri, Imo State in 2009 before proceeding to Afrika Union Aviation Academy.

What an achievement!



  1. Folake Ijilusi

    April 15, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    This is what we suppose to be hearing in Nigeria. Congrats Favour we are very proud of you. More elbow to your shoulders!

  2. right king entertaiment

    April 15, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    am really of this about my best friend,favour uzor may God help him he is wonderful to break dis record.

  3. coleman

    April 15, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    I wonder why most Nigerians see piloting an aeroplane as the most prestigious work in life. It could be the most miserable profession as it isn’t a professional work you can depend on youself but always beg at the mercy of your employer which most of the time is either the state or narrowly private sector struggling to survive. To be a taxi driver is better than been a pilot. See how miserable most of our pilots are. They cannot totally depend on the profession to assure a sucess in life.Please let us wake up and let our new generation study what at the short and long run make them pilot of their own destiny and not this oyinbo technology which we need to learn and relearn every day as a result of constant improvement and new models evolving every day.

  4. kemmy

    April 15, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Thnks Favour Odozor 4 making nigerians u sooooo much.

  5. Evang Chuks Chidube

    April 15, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    This is great and we give all the glory to God. It’s not only bad things that our dear Country Nigeria should be known for. I challenge my fellow country men and women to go for good deeds, break records positively and together, we will build a nation of our dreams. God bless and keep you young Pilot. I as a father, am happy for your parents and I pray that God will help us to train our children both in His ways and to become world positive record breakers. Congrats Nigeria. I recommend that those in authority should encourage and reward this young man, just as the Super Eagles were rewarded. This will serve as a source of challenge to others. It should be seen in our time that it is profitable to do good and work hard. God bless Nigeria. I believe in this Nation. One day God will answer our prayers and redeem our country.

  6. Fly bird

    April 15, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Please get your facts right before you publish.its possible he’s the youngest person to get it in South Africa but he’s not the youngest Nigerian .isabel spiff got her license at the age of 18


    April 15, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    How can we prevent our young people from losing faith?”

    This question highlights an unfortunate trend. As numerous recent books and studies have revealed, a large number of today’s youth are becoming disenchanted with the church. As a result, they are either leaving the church altogether or exploring other avenues to satisfy their spiritual appetites. And, contrary to what some may believe, more young people leave the church during their middle and high school years than will leave during their college years. Over 60 percent of young adults who attended church in their teens will ultimately become spiritually disengaged at some point during their twenties (The Barna Group).

    Although the reasons behind this youthful exodus are many and varied, the answer to this epidemic is really quite simple. Our children need to fully understand that Scripture alone can give life and bring sanctification to a sinful soul, and only Scripture can equip us to discern truth from error. Yet, as the Apostle Paul aptly pointed out, how can they believe when they’ve not heard? (Romans 10:14). In a world in which there is a growing tide of hostility towards Christianity, we need to teach our children the Word of God and how to defend it (1 Peter 3:15). There are three places our children ultimately learn and develop their worldview and belief system: school, church, and home.

    Beginning around age five, kids will spend the better part of two decades becoming educated. And public school systems, along with the colleges and universities they attend, continue to indoctrinate kids with the religious beliefs of humanists. Half a century ago, the United States Supreme Court recognized humanism as a religion. So, when the Bible and prayer were tossed out of public schools, they did not throw out religion. They simply replaced the Christian worldview with an atheistic one. As a result, practically everything a child learns in school about science and history has nothing to do with God. Everything is explained without any reference to our Creator. On the other hand, while kids are in school they are taught and expected to tolerate all beliefs, points of view, and different behavioral preferences. A sign at one college epitomizes this expected tolerance: “It is OK for you to think you are right. It is NOT OK for you to think someone else is wrong.” It should come as no surprise, then, that over 70 percent of young adults under the age 25 think all beliefs are equally valid.

    Let’s look at the church, as this is certainly a place where the truth of God’s Word should be vigorously defended. Unfortunately, however, more and more churches are deviating from scriptural truth. The Apostle Paul warned us this would happen (2 Timothy 4:3). Discussing the church’s diminishing adherence to the hard truths of God’s Word, Charles Spurgeon had this to say: “There will come another generation, and another, and all these generations will be tainted and injured if we are not faithful to God and to His truth today…how is the world to be saved if the church is false to her Lord?” One theologian aptly commented in response: “We who love the Lord and His church must not sit by while the church gains momentum on the down-grade of worldliness and compromise. Men and women before us have paid with their blood to deliver the faith intact to us. Now, it is our turn to guard the truth. It is a task that calls for courage, not compromise. And it is a responsibility that demands unwavering devotion to a very narrow purpose.”

    The development of a Christian foundation, then, must begin at home with the parents. Yet the truth is that, by the time the average child leaves for college at age 18, he or she will have never read the entire Bible (which can be read cover to cover in about 80 hours), and many will never have opened a Bible. Yet they will have watched roughly 21,000 – 30,000 hours of television, which will most definitely have played a significant role in developing their worldview.

    The Bible tells us that children are a gift from God (Psalm 127:3). Even though we are their stewards for a relatively short time, our parental influence in their lives is significant, to say the least, and it is our responsibility to pass along our faith and values to them. In the Old Testament, Moses stressed to his people the importance of teaching children about the LORD and His commands, decrees, and laws: “Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates” (Deuteronomy 11:19-20). And in the New Testament, parents are taught to raise their children in the “training and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4), as all Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, training, and correcting (2 Timothy 3:16). Parents need to instill in their children a thoroughly Christian worldview so they understand that the only way to God is through Jesus Christ (John 14:6). This requires studying the Bible and a lot of hard work. For our children to be able to defend the Word of God (1 Peter 3:15), they need to know it well. The importance of teaching our children the truth of Scripture at an early age is put into perspective by this sobering statistic from Barna: only about 6 percent of people who are not Christians by age 18 will become Christians later in life. That frightening thought should reverberate deeply in the hearts of parents who aspire to have their children attain the eternal life that Jesus Christ died to give us.

    Jesus Christ said, “Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall as it had its foundation on the rock” (Matthew 7:24-25). It is clear that the forces of our increasingly secular world will bring torrents of “rain” and “wind” into our children’s lives so as to turn their ears away from the truth. Christians are not surprised by this, as the Bible tells us this is going to happen to a greater degree as we draw closer to Christ’s return. The wise Solomon taught us to train our children in the way they should go and when they are old they will not turn from it (Proverbs 22:6). Quite simply, it is imperative that we construct a Christian paradigm in our children’s hearts at a tender age.

    The lord bless you and grant you the divine enabling to remain steadfast till the end…………… Be raptureable!

    Yours among the CHOSEN ONES,

    Davidson Excellence Chidiebere!

    • Seun Akinloye

      April 16, 2013 at 10:49 AM

      Hmmm… I L♥√ع your write up. Please,I will L♥√ع to meet you because I see you carry the burden of God for our generation. Sir,remain blessed.

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  8. Evang Chuks Chidube

    April 15, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    This is indeed a great news and we should all give glory to God. It’s not only bad things that Nigeria should be known for. I as a father thank God for this young pilot and I thank God for his parents. May God help us parents to bring up our children in His way, to be positive record breakers. Congrats Nigeria. I encourage our leaders to encourage and honour this young man same way the Super Eagles were encouraged and honoured. This will challenge Nigerians to work harder and do exploits. It will also point to the fact that there is reward for hard work and good deeds.

  9. ajiri

    April 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    thumbs up bro, keeo the fire burning

  10. Sir visa vik

    April 18, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Favour has done us proud,am happy for him,more grace broo

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