Alhaji Idris Wadaa is an accomplished Pilot and Businessman of international repute. Captain Wada holds BSc degree in Business Admin and MBA from the University of Abuja. He has been in the top management of the Aviation Industry in Nigeria and the United Kingdom over the past 25years.
Idris Ichalla Wada’s working career began at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, in 1973 where at the age of 23 he became a Flight Instructor. In 1978 he joined the now defunct Nigeria Airways and had attained the rank of “Captain-in-Command” by the time he left in 1983. That same year he joined United Air Service as Chief Pilot and General Manager. He served in those capacities till 1985 when he left to establish and nurture Executive Aviation Services (EAS) Nig Ltd. EAS as the brand was known, operated as a cargo airline servicing various destinations across the globe. It was later in 1993 to metamorphose into EAS Airline Ltd, an executive charter airline which subsequently transited into the world of passenger operations and ultimately became NICON Airways in 2006. Between 1988 and 1992 Captain Wada was Managing Director of EAS Airline Ltd (UK). In 1993 he became Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of EAS Airlines Limited which had now branched into passenger operations. When in 2006 EAS Airlines became NICON Airways Limited following a fusion with NICON Insurance, Captain Wada became Executive Vice Chairman of the organization.
Has Interests in Aviation, Technology, Finance and Construction Industries. Widely travelled and has extensive international connections and exposure. He was the Executive Governor of Kogi State