Reps Suspend Airport Concessioning Over N120bn Probe

By Tony Nwanne

A call has been made by the House of Representative to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, to suspend plan on the proposed concession of airports until the house is briefed the benefits of the concession and other aviation sector challenges.

The lawmakers also called for the probe of the former minister of aviation, Sen. Stella Oduah, over the diversion of the N120 billion aviation intervention funds.

These were part of recommendations of the report of the House Committee on Aviation on the investigation into how to rescue the airline industry from imminent collapse, which was considered yesterday.

The House is also to invite Sen. Sirika to brief it on his plans and programmes for the aviation sector, including the current status of the ongoing remodelling of international airports, the reasons behind the scope and design of the remodelling. He is also to provide detailed drawings and specifications of current design in order to enable the ascertainment of the action cost of ongoing work compared to the loan received.




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