Trouble For Sirika As EFCC Launches Probe On Nigeria Air

Trouble For Sirika As EFCC Launches  Probe On Nigeria Air

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is investigating the failed Nigeria Air project inaugurated by former president Muhammadu Buhari.

The minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, disclosed this in an interview on Wednesday.

Recall that the Nigeria Air deal was sealed by Hadi Sirika, the immediate past minister of aviation, on behalf of the Nigerian government.

However, Keyamo expressed reservations about the Nigeria Air deal.

“First of all, I have said it before and I will still say it. It was not a deal that was good for Nigeria in the long run,” the minister said.

“The whole composition and totality of that deal was merely Ethiopian Air flying the Nigerian flag. It was not a national carrier. Two things. A flag carrier is different from a national carrier.

“So while we were being told that a national carrier was coming, it was not a national carrier, it was a foreign airline trying to fly the Nigerian flag.

“The EFCC is investigating that deal. There is a criminal investigation going on. I have called for the report.”

“Keyamo insisted that no local airline would be designated as a national airline, noting that “we will establish a proper national carrier,” he added.

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