The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, on Wednesday directed the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria to erect an appropriate and befitting headquarters within the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos for itself.
Mr. Amaechi, accompanied by the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, and some key management staff of the agency, gave the directive at the FAAN’s headquarters.
He gave the order shortly before embarking on a tour of the airport’s facilities.
He said the present FAAN’s headquarters was not a befitting office.
Mr. Amaechi, who expressed his discomfort with what he observed, wondered why FAAN, despite its huge revenue-profile, could not build a befitting office for itself since its establishment.
He said that safety was not negotiable and that it should not be toyed with, adding that after safety, the next thing that should be discussed and uppermost to FAAN should be an appropriate office space.
“From what I have observed, this is not a befitting edifice and office that should house FAAN workers.
“Once we have discussed safety, the next thing should be the construction of new FAAN office”, he said.
Mr. Amaechi warned the aviation agencies against bowing to political pressures no matter how powerful the persons were and no matter where the pressures might be coming from.
He urged them to have the will to withstand such pressures.
The minister had visited the General Aviation Terminal also known as Terminal 1, power house and the international terminal building, currently under construction.
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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