Former Corp Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Osita Chidoka (Anambra) has been sworn-in as the new Minister of Aviation by President Goodluck Jonathan. This was even as Abubakar Suleiman (Kwara) was deployed as the Minister of National Planning and Deputy Chairman National Planning Commission (NPC).
The President also announced the former Deputy Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi as the new Corp Marshal of the FRSC to replace Chidoka.
Swearing them in at the Presidential Villa, Abuja today, President Jonathan tasked them to bring in their wealth of experiences to impact positively on their new assignment.
“We expect that as you join the team at this time, this is an injury time like in a soccer match, when you are brought in at that time you are expected to score goals or to give very solid defence.”
“So Nigerians are expecting much from you…the issues facing us, of course most of African countries, is the issue of governance.”
“We expect you to bring to bear your wealth of experience so that wherever you are deployed, you will make impact.” He said.
On the new head for FRSC, the President said that he decided to appoint Deputy Corp Marshal, Oyeyemi as the Corp Marshal, because he was sure that he will measure up to expectations.
“I believe you will work with your colleagues and make sure that you don’t just maintain what Osita has done but that you will also improve on that.” [myad]