May 3, 2024

Onuesoke backs Keyamo on sanitisation of aviation industry



By Ephraim Oseji

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and former Delta State gubernatorial candidate, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has thrown his weight behind Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development Festus Keyamo on his move to sanitise the aviation industry in the country.

Aviation stakeholders had asked Mr Keyamo to apologise over allegation of corruption in the aviation sector which he made during an interview on Channels television and his determination to sanitize the aviation industry. Mr Onuesoke however insisted that the minister should not tender any apology because his action was to save the lives of Nigerians.

According to him, “I support Festus Keyamo’s action. You do not play with peoples’ life. They play too much politics in the Aviation Ministry. He is not going to apologise because his utterances and actions are meant to save the lives of Nigerians. Aero plane is not something that can hold the brake while airborne. Any plane that is not capable should be grounded like what he did to Dana Air.

“You do not have to play politics with the lives of Nigerians. I am supporting Keyamo for his action. He should continue the good work, Nigerians are with him. We must all admit that he is one of the ministers performing well under Bola Tinubu’s administration. Nigerians should allow him to sanitise the sector because he knows where to begin. How Dana airlines still operates in Nigeria baffles me after its abysmal safety records.

“What did the Aviation stakeholders want him to do? Is it to cover up the mess in the industry? Before he spoke, he must have seen many things. That interview was borne out of series of corruption he had seen in the industry and he spoke in order to save the lives of Nigerian air travelers, “ the PDP chieftain said.