Former Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Mr. Osita Chidoka, has been sworn-in as new Aviation Minister by President Goodluck Jonathan. He replaces his kinswoman from Anambra State, Stella Oduah, who was relieved of her appointment in February amid allegations of abuse of office.
Also sworn-in on Wednesday alongside Mr. Chidoka was Abubakar Olanrewaju, who was assigned the Minister of National Planning portfolio.
Mr. Olanrewaju, a former University of Abuja don from Kwara State, replaces Shamsudeen Usman, who was removed last September.
Until Mr. Olanrewaju’s appointment, the National Planning Commission was supervised by the Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda.
The two new Ministers were sworn in shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting on Wednesday.