Nigerian lawyer, Daniel Bwala, has reacted after the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, vowed to sack any Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Aviation agencies who fail to perform their duties effectively.
Recall that Keyamo issued the threat on Saturday in Lagos State at the one-day Aviation Stakeholders' meeting, the first to be held since his assumption of office.
Facing the CEOs of Aviation agencies in attendance, the minister said he is under obligation to perform, having signed the performance bond with other ministers serving in President Bola Tinubu's government.
He said, “On this side, it is either I get sacked, or they get sacked. So, it is a race to who will survive. That's what I have told all my CEOs, somebody must die first, but before I die, I will take you down.”
The Aviation minister, therefore, sought the support of stakeholders in the industry to protect his job.
In a post via X on Monday, Bwala said Keyamo has no legal power to sack any head of any agency or parastatal under him.
According to him, only President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who appointed the CEOs, can order their sack, insisting it is the due process of law.
He wrote: “Just for the records, Festus Keyamo as Minister of Aviation does not have the legal powers to sack any head of agency or parastatal under him, only the President who appointed them can. Due process of law.”