- Following the surprise visit of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, the minister for Aviation, Hadi Sirika has spoken.
- Sirika said the ongoing readjustment and reorganisation of staff in the aviation is not as a result of Osinbajo's visit
The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said there is no link between the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s visit to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, and the ongoing reorganisation in the aviation agencies.
Mr. Sirika said this in a statement signed and released to journalists by James Odaudu, Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs, Ministry of Transportation in Abuja, Premium Times reports.
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Sirika said: “It must be made clear that there is no basis to link both events together.
“The reorganisation in the agencies is part of an ongoing process to reposition them to properly and adequately carry out their regulatory mandates.
“It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, at inception, placed aviation among top priority areas that will be reorganised and repositioned to contribute more to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product.
“It, therefore, amounts to an error of judgment to attribute the reorganisation to the visit of Osinbajo to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
“Practitioners in the media industry are, therefore, advised to always cross check their information before going to press in order to avoid unnecessary controversies and stop misinforming the public.”
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Meanwhile, Acting President Osinbajo has summoned the Inspector-General of police over the ongoing killings in Southern Kaduna.
There are reports that Osinbajo’s summon follows a resurgence of violence in Southern Kaduna in spite of the additional security measures that included deployment of 15,285 policemen by the Nigeria Police Force in the area.