Few hours after his swearing in as Minister of Aviation by President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Osita Chidoka met with workers of the ministry and urged them to deliver quality service to Nigerians.
Chidoka, who spoke at the SGF Conference Hall in Abuja, also lauded the achievements of his predecessor, Ms Stella Oduah.
The absence of the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Samuel Ortom, who was also the Supervising Minister of Aviation, stalled the handover ceremony till today.
Chidoka told the ministry workers: “I want us to deliver service to Nigerians. We sometimes forget that the ultimate measure of our work is delivering to the people.
“We sometimes forget that we are here because of people and we bring in our own issues. So, I believe that in the next few weeks, I will get presentations from everybody and get ideas on different areas. We will then create a straight line that we will work with. I beg all of you to feel free to say your minds because I know most civil servants will say, ‘Let’s study his body language’. But I am urging all of you to feel free”.
Chidoka promised to build on the existing master plan.
“We are not going to do anything different, but we will build on what already exists, in line with the Aviation master plan. We will measure where we are and take further step from there. I hope we will have a fruitful working experience and, most importantly, deliver service to Nigerians”.