Newly Appointed Aviation Minister, Keyamo Resumes Office, Vows To Be Transparent

Newly Appointed Aviation Minister, Keyamo Resumes Office, Vows To Be Transparent

The newly sworn-in Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has resumed office hours after his inauguration.

Gists9ja reports that Keyamo, the immediate past Minister of State for Labour and Employment, resumed his new role after being sworn in by President Bola Tinubu at the State House on Monday.

Speaking with staff members at the ministry, Keyamo appealed to them to work together harmoniously to bring the president’s ideas for the ministry to reality and also to develop the nation.

The new minister said he would continue with the roadmap structure of the ministry and said that he would like to know the stage of completion of its objectives and achievements.

Keyamo added that the ministry would develop its ideas and take them to the President for approval to fit in the agenda of renewed hope.

He said: “Thank you for the warm welcome. The president did not send me here by mistake. I think he has clear ideas as to why he sent me here. I will need your maximum cooperation to make us succeed.

“I have read your roadmap developed in 2016, read it thoroughly, point to point. Our intention is not to disrupt things that have been done so well. Government is a continuum.

“If there are things that have not been done properly within the road map, we may look at them again.

As I said, government is a continuum; it is the same party that is in power. There are things that have been done properly. There are things that have not been done properly.

“Things that are still in the pipeline, we will look at all of these. My intention is to get my briefings within a few days or weeks. We will do this thoroughly as we can.

“We will develop our ideas and take it to the President for approval so that we can kick off. That is what I intend to do here.”

Keyamo said Nigerians need to be aware of what the ministry was doing, adding that he will be transparent during his time in the ministry.

He added: “For me, my watchword will be transparency here. At every point in time, the Nigerian people want to understand what we are doing. Nothing will be done in secrecy.

“They must understand what we are doing. We must carry them along so that we will not have the kind of complaints we had in the past.

“We should be as open as possible because we are serving the Nigerian people. My history is people-oriented, from private practice to public office.

“Nigerians may not know the work you have been doing behind, especially in terms of the safety of passengers in the aviation environment. But, they may appreciate the few things they see.

“We will look at all these to see how we can improve on them.”

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