Former Minister Of Aviation Princess Stella Oduah has formally handed over to the Minister of State for Trade and Commerce, Dr Samuel Ortom following her sack by the President last Wednesday, February 12th. In her speech, she thanked President Jonathan for finding her worthy out of the 160 million Nigerians and also listed her achievements while she was Minister. Excerpts from her speech below.”It was a great privilege to be chosen from amongst the 160 million Nigerians to serve in the Federal cabinet. My profound gratitude goes to Mr President who gave me this rare privilege. I also want to thank for him all the support he accorded me to pursue his transformation agenda in the Aviation sector. I equally wish to thank my aides, aviation sector workers and stake holders who partnered with me to realize our vision & mission in the sector. During my tenure, we gave our best to institute reforms in line with Mr President’s Transformation Agenda. We produced the Aviation sector Master-plan and implementation Road map. Using the Masterplan and Roadmap, we were ably to. Reconstruct and Remodel all 22 federally owned airports across the country. We also commenced the construction of Five International terminals in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu and Kano. SEE MORE AFTER CUT>>>>>>
We also introduced the Perishable Cargo and Aerotrolis concepts to drive the growth and development of not only the aviation sector but also the country while modalities have been completed to kick-start the Aeropolis project. We also carried out institutional reforms, built the capacity of NCAT to produce enough professionals for both the local aviation market and for export. My greatest accomplishment comes from the safety and security of the Nigerian Airspace. We were able to procure,update and install safety-critical infrastructure that has repositioned the sector to achieve our objective of zero-accident rate in the Nigerian Airspace” she said.