The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation has summoned the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Aviation Dr Emmanuel Meribole to an emergency meeting over Nigeria Air project.
According to the emergency meeting invitation signed by the committee clerk Bassy Edem dated May 30th 2023, the Permanent Secretary was directed to come with every document and personnel connected with the National Carrier.
This is coming on the heels of the viral reports and videos of the unveiling of the Nigeria Air project on Friday May 26th under controversial circumstances.
Details of the documents demanded in the invitation are the full business case (FBC,) as prepared by the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, (ICRC) and full disclosure on the ownership structure of Nigeria Air including equity contributions by individuals, organisations and Consortium outlining each contributions, names, addresses, phone numbers and their businesses’ registration
Others are; all Private, Public Partnership, (PPP) agreements reached and signed with Ethiopian Airlines on the project, all Private Public partnership agreements reached and signed with other parties with stakes in Nigeria Air, All Pivate Public patnetship agreements reached and signed with other parties with stakes in Nigeria Air, all documents, permits and receipts relevant to the subject matter, Share holders’ agreements, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, (ICRC) agreement and any other documents that will assist the committee in this assignment.
Extract from the invitation reads, “last Friday, the 26th of May, 2023, the nation was a washed with viral reports and videos of the unveiling of the Nigeria Air project under very controversial circumstances, as committee of the parliament saddled with responsibility of over sighting the aviation sector of the economy we deem it necessary to be fully briefed about the project.
However, the Permanent Secretary was said to have requested for time to be able to Assemble all the necessary documents and individuals connected with the project.
Meanwhile Tuesday 7th June has been rescheduled for the meeting based on the appeals for time by the ministry.
Writing Nosa Aituamen, Editing by Hadiza Abdulrahman and Julian Osamoto