Festus Keyamo has become the new Minister of Aviation, but it won’t be smooth sailing for him, as poor reviews are now trickling in before he starts work.

Festus Keyamo
Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN)

The Executive Director of the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, Auwal Rafsanjani, has faulted the appointment of Festus Keyamo as Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development.

Rafsanjani, appeared on Channels TV’s Politics Today on Wednesday and did not leave until he fingered Keyamo.


He said the ministry needed someone with a stable mind.

According to him, Keyamo is a hot-tempered person whose action can even create chaos for the industry.

“I think President Bola Ahmed Tinubu brought Festus Keyamo just to disgrace him.

“After attacking and challenging Tinubu over documents, Tinubu appointed him as spokesperson.

“There is what we call political integrity. If you believe a particular person is so corrupt and go to the extent of taking a legal action against him, then you have no reason to come back and say you will take his appointment.

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Disgraced By Tinubu

“Tinubu has disgraced him and exposed him as someone who is just interested in the position.


“The Ministry of Aviation requires someone with a strong character, not somebody with temperament that can easily send away even airlines.

“When you look at the way and manner my friend and former comrade, Festus Keyamo, behaves, he can even create chaos.

“I believe they should have given him something less controversial.

“The European Union in their report on the last election quoted the character of Keyamo as someone whose actions and utterances were undemocratic.

“He has to moderate his approach.

“He is a hot-tempered person.

“This is not about character assassination. This is a serious ministry that requires someone with a stable mind”, Rafsanjani insisted.


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