By LAWANI MIKAIRU
Ikenga Award for Excellence Foundation, a global platform geared towards celebrating prominent Igbo sons and daughters, has condemned the recent attack of former Aviation minister, Princess Stella Oduah, by Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Mrs Nkiru Onyejeocha.
According to the Director- General of the foundation, Mr Ben Ugwu: “It is shocking that recently, an Igbo daughter, Hon Nkiru Onyejeocha, the Chairman, House Committee on Aviation has unleashed unwarranted attacks on the former Minister of Aviation purporting that Princess Stella Oduah left an unsustainable and scary debt profile for the ministry.
“That the House Committee on Aviation is unaware of the aviation master plan. Also, that Princess Stella Oduah should return the security vehicles to the suppliers.
“It is rather inconceivable that the Honourable Chairman can deny knowledge of the aviation master plan. This is because it was a master plan which she co-signed with the Senate Committee Chairman on Aviation approving the utilisation of $60m from BASA funds and also conveyed her approval and appropriation for the utilisation of BASA funds of N25 billion for the ministry’s project execution. It is surprising that she also denied knowledge of this master plan, yet she travelled to China with the President and the former minister to sign the MoU of the loan.”
Enumerating the achievements of the former minister, Mr Ugwu said “Nigerians are fully aware of the total transformation of the 22 airports across the country. Nigerians are also aware of the massive infrastructural development in the aviation sector under the administration of Princess Stella Oduah.