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Group Captain (Rtd.)Edem Oyo-Ita is the Director of Air Transport Regulation (DATR) in Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
He was born on the 16thJuly, 1954. He started his educational life at African Church Primary School, Calabar where he passed his First School Leaving Certificate, after which he proceeded to Methodist Boys High School, Oron, Akwa-Ibom State in 1972 for his secondary education.
The urge to improve his lot amongst his peers took him to the Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna in 1976. He later proceeded to Royal Air Force Aeronautical College Cranwell Lincolnshire, United Kingdom in 1977 where he bagged National Diploma in Mechanical engineering (aircraft power plant).
The new DATR served as Technical Officer Grade 2 in the Nigeria Customs Service in 1974. He also served as Aircraft Engineering Maintenance Officer on Fokker 27 aircraft; D028 andD0228, Light Liaison aircrafts,the Alpha Jet and L-39 Battle Field support aircraft between 1978 and 1984.
Group Captain (Rtd.) Edem Oyo-Ita is married with children.