By Joy Odor
Senator Biodun Olujimi, representing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ekiti South in the Red Chamber has called on the Federal Government not to allow the collapse of aviation sector due to security situation of the country but to work with National Assembly to surmount the problem.
Senator Olujimi made the call in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday shortly after appointed as the new Senate Committee Chairman on Aviation.
Before her appointment, Senator Biodun Olujimi who was formerly with the Committee on Diaspora and Inter – Governmental Agencies now replaces Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC Kogi West) who was the former Chairman of Committee on Aviation.
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While answering questions on how she is going to rebrand Aviation and what new she is bringing on board to tackle aviation challenges, Senator Olujimi confirmed that there are serious challenges in the sector presently which requires immediate action, adding that they must do everything to ensure that it stays afloat with whatever it needs to get it afloat, must be brought to bear.
“We can’t allow avaition to fail, we can’t, because that is the only way by which we can move around the globe, with the present insecurity problem we all are witnessing, is only through aviation we can survive, we will work together, we will be proactive about it.
“There are serous challenges in the sector presently which requires immediate action adding that coupled with the security situation of the country, aviation is the only available means to surmount the problem, so avaition must not collapse, we must do everything to ensure that it stays afloat, and whatever it needs to get it afloat, we must bring it to bear.
“I believe I will also drawn from the experience of my predecessor who is my borther, we share the same constituency, his constituency is immediately after mine, so we will work together, I will tap into his knowledge and we will be able to work it out.
“I have been in the committee from inception and I know what is happening there. What they have done is to ask me to now supervise and what is important is that I oversight all the agencies in the sector and then ministry itself.
“As at now he had done well because he’s been able to stem most of the problems in the bud but there are serious challenges right now which we will sit together and iron out.
“And I know that with the ministry at the hem of affairs with a former Senator would be good to work with because he knows his onions and he is going to work hard to ensure that we make success of the assignment” she stressed.
The lawmaker expressed her appreciation to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan for the opportunity to serve.
Recalled that the National Assembly member, Senator Biodun Olujimi, has clinched the Peoples Democratic Party ticket for the South Senatorial District of Ekiti State.
Olujimi, who got the ticket through affirmation as a consensus candidate following the withdrawal of her co-contestant and former House of Representatives member, Segun Adekola, has been in the National Assembly thrice – as a Representatives member and twice as senator.
The affirmation was conducted under the supervision of the committee from the PDP National Secretariat and Independent National Electoral Commission officials as observers at the Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology Guest House, Ikere-Ekiti, the headquarter of Ekiti South Senatorial District, under heavy security presence.