“I’ll Not Tolerate Corruption, Underperformance” – Keyamo Warns New Aviation Agency CEOs


The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has warned the newly appointed Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and directors of aviation agencies against any involvement in corrupt activities.

Keyamo urged the CEOs of the aviation agencies to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities.

He also told the CEOs and directors to resign if their goal in office is to make money and not serve the Nigerian people.

Keyamo stated this on Thursday during the official induction ceremony for the newly appointed aviation heads of agencies in Abuja.

The said some of the key performance indicators of the ministry include ensuring strict compliance with safety regulations, supporting the growth of local airlines/operators, developing human capacity within the aviation industry and generating revenue for the Federal Government, amongst others

He reminded them of the financial policy of the government and advised them to strictly adhere to it and carefully scrutinise documents most especially ones that relate to finances.

“I will not tolerate non-performance. If you think your aim is to make money in public office, resign before you leave here. There are thousands of Nigerians waiting to serve and you must consider it a privilege that you were picked to serve,” Keyamo said.

“If you get involved in corruption in your offices, I will be the first person to hand you over to appropriate agencies for embezzling government funds. I will not allow anyone to mess me up.”

Keyamo stressed that he would be vigilant in ensuring that the appointees demonstrate commitment to public service over personal gain.

He maintained that the sector stands as a pivotal focus of the current renewed hope administration.

The minister also signed a performance bond with the CEOs.

They include the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigeria Metrological Agency (NiMET), Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Nigeria Safety and Investigation Bureau (NSIB).


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