Jonathan has delivered on Aviation – PDP

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Some major projects listed by the party include the completion of the remodeling and reconstruction of the nation’s airports including Lagos, Abuja and Calabar.

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that President Goodluck Jonathan and the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, has delivered in the aviation sector.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Wednesday, said the party is particularly impressed by the development of the Aviation Master Plan by the President Jonathan-led administration which gave birth to the revolution in the sector.

The party said it is highly elated by the massive turn-around of the nation’s airports as well as the enforcement of best practices in the sector.

“The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP commends President Goodluck Jonathan and the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah for the revolution going on in the aviation sector in the last 18 months.

“We are particularly impressed by the massive infrastructural development that have turned around the airports as well as the enforcement of regulatory reforms and best practices to guarantee safely in the industry,” the party said.

Some major projects listed by the party include the completion of the remodeling and reconstruction of the nation’s airports including Lagos, Abuja, Calabar, Kaduna, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Kano, Yola, Owerri, Benin, Jos and Sokoto airports.

Others are, the remodeling and reconstruction of the Akure, Katsina, Ibadan, Ilorin, Makurdi, Bauchi, Maiduguri, Gombe and Jalingo airports which are now wearing new looks with state of the arts facilities and equipment.

Also noted by the party are the resurfacing and extension of runways; the construction of new and upgraded control towers and; the development of four new international wings as well as cargo terminals in Kano, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja .

It said it is impressed by the administrative drive of the President and the minister in ensuring international best practices through the certification of airports, airline and personnel in line with international best practices and ICAO standards.

The ruling party also commended the minister for the execution of safety projects including the installation of solar energy systems for reliable power backup in four major airports; acquisition and installation of Satcom and Terrestrial Communication Facilities to improve controller to pilot communication; and the procurement and installation of navigation aids and radar systems in some airports including Maiduguri, Kano, Lagos, Yola and Port Harcourt airports.

It urged other government functionaries to emulate the Aviation Minister in the discharge of their duties in line with the Transformation Agenda of the President Jonathan-led PDP administration.


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  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    Nigerians can see the positive changes in our airports for themselves. One good term deserves another. FOUR MORE YEARS.

    • domnze

      There is no doubt the minister and the government that provided her the means to do the works deserve commendation even though some of the works such as PHC are dragging on for too long. If the other ministries could take similar initiatives, Nigerians would be happier with the government. A situation where the chairman of FERMA claims not to know PHC – Enugu express way was so bad cattle were unable to cross it is lamentable. FERMA, in my view, should be doing what PWD used to do, before the military juntas abolished it, maintenance of government roads and properties at all times. In fact maintaining the roads and constructing new ones to handle the ever increasing vehicular movements in Nigeria will reduce the unemployment rate in the country. This also means we should drastically reduce the cost of governance and wastage as in fake fuel subsidy, creation of unnecessary ministries and appointment of two ministers doing nothing per ministry. Corruption should be made a bit unpalatable by ensuring speedy trials and stiff penalties for those convicted.