Friday 12 October 2012

Group Condemns Attack On Aviation Minister

By Faith Achanya 

A section of the aviation workers union has been accused of using the union to propagate an ethnic agenda directed against the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah. Part of the attack on the minister was that she was employing people who were of non-Yoruba ethnic stock.But a group, the Middlebelt Vanguard for the Protection of Ethnic Minorities (MVPEM), in a statement, insisted that the minister was actually diluting the dominance of the aviation industry by one ethnic group so as to make available to other Nigerians from other parts of the country opportunities that should readily be available to them. In a Press Conference, yesterday in Jos,  the Coordinators of the group, Dr. James Danklang and Esther Martahot, accused some unscrupulous union officials of threatening the lives of non-Yoruba Nigerians recently employed by the aviation authorities in Lagos. MVPEM accused them of “playing the script of their pay masters who have sworn to derail the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan, especially in the aviation sector, where the Minister of Aviation, is   taking the sector to heights hitherto considered impossible. “The Middlebelt will not fold its hands and watch while the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah is being lampooned by tribal jingoists for her efforts in affording Nigerians equal opportunity irrespective of religion, tribe or creed.
Courtesy Leadership


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