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Keyamo denies plan to move firefighting equipment to Lagos

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has refuted the claim that the ministry is planning to move a firefighting simulator out of the Nigerian College of Technology, Zaria, to Lagos State.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Tunde Moshood, on Monday, the minister described the claim as the handiwork of mischief makers.

DAILY POST reports that the alleged move was met with mixed reactions as the Northern Elders Forum in a statement by its Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, warned against it on Sunday, and described the development as worrisome.

However, Keyamo dismissed the claim in the statement.

“The attention of the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development has been drawn to a video making the rounds of a motion moved on the floor of the House of Representatives by a Honourable member making reference to an unsubstantiated plan by the ministry to move a firefighting simulator out of the Nigerian College of Technology, Zaria to Lagos State and urging the House to restrain the move.

“The rumour is nothing but pure mischief by agents of destabilization and is totally untrue. Whilst we acknowledge the patriotism of the House entertaining the motion, we think it was totally unnecessary since the Speaker already had a private audience with the minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development few days ago when this issue came up and the minister assured Mr. Speaker that there was no iota of truth in the rumour,’’ he said.

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