I’d Rather Sack You Than Lose my Job, Keyamo tells Aviation CEOs

Minister of Aviation and Aerospace, Festus Keyamo, declared his willingness to remove the chief executives of aviation agencies within his ministry to safeguard his position.
Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo
Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus KeyamoX (Formerly Twitter)

Speaking at a one-day stakeholders' meeting in Lagos, Keyamo shed light on the importance of securing his job, marking the first meeting of its kind since his assumption of office.

He said, “We had a three-day retreat with Mr. President, all the Ministers. At the end of the day, we signed a performance bond. I also signed my performance bond yesterday.  So, if you don’t want me to get sacked in the next few months, you need to support me.”

“On this side, it is either I get sacked or they get sacked. So, it is a race to who will survive. That’s what I have told all my CEOs, somebody must die first but before I die I will take you down.”

According to him, the purpose of the retreat was “to receive inputs from you as technocrats and players in the industry. 

“Your input will add value to the road map/focus area that the Industry will prioritize to make our Aviation Sector world class and meet the aspirations of Nigerians and all Aviation Stakeholders. We should desist from game blame and focus on solving the problems in the industry.

“As you are aware, Mr. President has unveiled his economic plan. The three-year economic revival plan that emerged from his inaugural Federal Executive Council meeting is anchored in an Eight-Point focus area targeted at addressing Nigeria’s socio economic challenges. 

“It seeks to move away from the frenzied borrowing of the last government, check the unacceptably high jobless rate, achieve economic growth, prosperity for all, and end poverty. This, we as an industry, will factor into our own focus areas for the development of the industry and in turn the economic development of our Nation.”

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