by Oke Efagene
Embattled Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, reminded the public yesterday that the report of the House of Representatives, which investigated the N255 million cars’ scandal, neither recommended her for resignation nor requested that President Goodluck Jonathan sack her.
She made the remark yesterday, during an inspection tour of the remodelled Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), in Lagos.
Oduah who reacted angrily to the question when asked by one journalist, said that she had also read the report totally.
According to reports:
Oduah said what the House recommended was for the Presidency to review some of the things in the sector. She said, “I think it means you don’t read or you probably don’t understand English, because I read it too.
What was there was that Mr. President can and should review the report. That was what they said there. Probably, you should go back to school.”
Speaking on the remodelled airport, Oduah assured that the airport would be commissioned before the end of first quarter of 2014, adding that other airports across the country would equally be completed and open for use before the second quarter of 2014.
“We want to start the use of these facilities by the end of the first quarter. What is very key is that passengers travel experience will be very different, which means you have the comfort, the safety, security and most importantly, you increase the capacity, which means you have ample space to do what you are supposed to do.
“Nigerians should expect the airport that was promised them, aviation that would be catalyst to the nation’s growth, aviation that has been repositioned and most importantly, an aviation that will create jobs and skills for Nigeria aviation experts. “Ours is to maximise the capacities that have not been maximised all these years.”