The Senate on Wednesday cleared the boss of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Osita Chidoka, for appointment as a minister.
It would be recalled that Chidoka’s name was sent last week by President Goodluck Jonathan to the Senate for screening.
Also cleared suitable for appointment as a minister on Wednesday by the Senate was university don, Sulaiman Abukakar.
While responding to questions, Chidoka said that most Nigerian airports are run at a loss, saying that only the airports in Abuja and Lagos can run profitably.
He stressed the need for the federal government to partner with the private sector for the construction of roads in the country.
The road safety boss also cleared the air on the controversial relocation of the FRSC’s training school from Jos to Enugu.
According to him, the training school are two in the country, one in the north, which is in Mubi, Adamawa and the one in the south was to be situated in Enugu. However, he said, due to cash constraints then by the Enugu government, the school was temporarily taken to Jos
However, e said when the governor of Enugu state made provision for 200 hectares of land, the commission had to relocate it to Enugu which was the original plan.
On his part, Sulaiman said insurgency continues to thrive in the country as a result of the failure of Nigerians to identify what constitutes threats to security.
“For years we had the Zango Kataf crisis, we had the Sharia crisis, we used to see our Almajiris almost everywhere doing nothing roaming the streets. All these instances portended serious danger to Nigeria but nobody was talking,” he said.