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Fired Oduah hands over the reins

18 February 2014, 15:27

Abuja - Sacked  Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, commended the support received from President Goodluck Jonathan, workers and stakeholders in the sector.

She spoke after her two-year term ended as she officially handed over to the reins to Supervising Minister and current Minister of State, Trade and Investment, Dr Samuel Ortom.

“It was a great privilege to be chosen from amongst over 160 million Nigerians to serve in the Federal Cabinet. My profound gratitude goes to Mr President who provided me with this rare privilege. I also want to thank him for all the support he accorded me to pursue his Transformation Agenda in the Aviation Sector. I equally wish to thank my personal aides, aviator sector workers and stakeholders who partnered with me to realize our Vision and Mission in the sector,” she said.

Oduah’s tenure was contaminated by controversy such as her involvement in the controversial car transaction for her department and sporadic air crashes.

She nonetheless chose to focus on the positives.

“During my tenure we institute reforms in line with Mr President's Transformation Agenda. We produced the Aviation sector Master plan and implementation of the Road Map. Using the Master Plan and Road Map, we were able to reconstruct and remodel all 22 federally-owned airports across the country. We also commenced the construction of five new international terminals in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu and Kano.”

The former Minister said the reforms instituted during her tenure would propel the sector to greater accomplishments.

– CAJ News

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