Appointment: Minister promises to disappoint many naysayers


….threatens to fire anyone who would make his job difficulty

Mr. Festus Keyamo, Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development has promised to justify his appointment as Minister ensuring the airports are safe, secured, profitable and comfortable for air travellers, airport users and business owners therein.

To this end, the minister recently hit the ground running with inspection visits to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA and the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet.

His next visit was Lagos State, where he inspected facilities at the local airport terminals: General Aviation Terminal One and Murtala Mohammed Airport Terminal Two, MMA2.

Also inspected is the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA both the new and old terminals.

He stressed that, his cardinal objectives is to make the Nigerian people happy using the nation’s airports and this can be achieved if all the facilities needed for comfort, safety and security are therein as it is enjoyed in other climes.

“I have heard complaints upon complaints, the central air condition is not working, the carousels are not working, they broke down quite often and the approach into the airport is smelly and totally unwelcoming”.

He added, “We must be responsive to the feelings of Nigerians”.

During the visit, he issued a stern warning saying he was here at the pleasure of President Bola Tinubu and owe total loyalty to him and the Nigerian people, adding that, anybody not making his work easy would be fired.

“I either get sacked by Mr president or somebody who is responsible will get sacked so it is a matter of who dies first”.

“The person who is not making my work easy will be fired. Am here at the pleasure of Mr. President and I own my total loyalty to the Nigerian people and to Mr. President”.

“And you know how I became minister, Mr. President himself decided at the last minute to make me minister and so he expects a lot from me and the Nigerian people expects a lot from me”.

The minister said, many people were pessimistic, opposed to his appointment and he was ready to ensure they are disappointed and would ensure he does his best in fulfilling the wishes of Nigerians and the President.

“Am sure you know that if you count three ministers they have been shouting about since the appointment it is myself that is number one and so, I want to disappoint many naysayers, I want to disappoint them, they want to see me in full flight they have not seen me before, they will see me in full flight”.


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