EFCC summons ex-Aviation minister, Sirika, others over Nigeria Air project

Hadi Sirika, the former Minister of Aviation has been summoned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to explain his role in the controversial Nigerian Air project.

Source say the anti-graft agency had also questioned officials of the Nigerian Air over the recent launch of the airline in Abuja.

It was gathered that while the minister was due to appear before the commission within the week to answer questions related to the launch of the airline, Nigerian Air, garbed in Ethiopian colours, the commission had already grilled some supposed officials of the national carrier.

When contacted, spokesman of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that there was an ongoing investigation but could not give further details.

“I can confirm that there is an ongoing investigation in that regard,” he said.

Sources to have said that the commission would look at the N3 billion sunk into the project though some stakeholders insisted that over N80 billion was expended on the project.

The minister had, at the twilight of the Buhari’s administration, caused the supposed launch of the Nigerian Air in Abuja using an Ethiopian aircraft.

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