The Minister of Aviation, Mr. Osita Chidoka, on Thursday said he would, henceforth, channel the resources of the ministry to boost safety and security of Nigerian airports and move away from the remodelling of terminals.
The former minister, Ms. Stella Oduah, who was sacked by President Goodluck Jonathan in February this year, had invested massively in the remodelling of airport terminals across the country.
Speaking during an unscheduled tour of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, Chidoka said the focus on security and safety was to ensure that the country retained its Category One air safety certification.
He said, “I see that my predecessor had done very well in the terminal buildings; so, all that we need is to focus and complete the work that has already started.
“But with that, we want to pull our resources away from the terminal remodelling and focus more on the security and safety of the airports.