by Ayobami Olopade
The Nigerian Senate, on Thursday, reversed its earlier resolution requiring the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah to appear before the Senate during its plenary session today to give account of her stewardship. Rather, it directed the Minister and other top officials of the Ministry to appear before the Senate Committee on Aviation.
No particular reason could be deduced for this change of mind by Nigeria’s upper legislative chamber, but a resolution sponsored by Senate leader, Chief Victor Ndoma- Egba and supported by minority whip was all that was required to effect this change.
The resolution read “That the Minister of Aviation and Chief Executives of Aviation parastatals do brief the Senate Committee on Aviation on the State of Aviation sector on the high number of Aviation incidents in the country.”
The Aviation minister and other top officials of the ministry were earlier scheduled to appear before the Senate to give explanations on the activities of the ministry with special focus on the air crashes that have ravaged the country recently.