Mr Osita Chidoka former head of the Federal Road Safety Corps has been appointed Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, taking over from Stella Adaeze-Oduah who resigned over.
President Goodluck Jonathan named Osita Chidoka, the former Corps Marshall of Federal Road Safety, FRSC, as new Aviation Minister and was sworn in Wednesday alongside Abubakar Olanrewaju, who was appointed National Planning Minister.
The two new Ministers were sworn-in shortly before the commencement of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, Wednesday.
An indigene of Anambra state, Mr. Chidoka, clinched the ministerial post, Oduah who managed the ministry was also from Anambra State.
Powerful financiers of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had argued that as the leader of the opposition All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, which controls Anambra State, Mr. Obi would leave the state PDP disgruntled were he to also be a minister.