The House of Representatives has declared the alleged launch of Nigeria Air during the final days of former President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to be fraudulent.
Nnolim Nnaji, chairman of the House Committee on Aviation, said that Nigeria Air’s launch was a scam after major players in the deal between the Federal Government and Ethiopian Airlines denied knowing about it.
The committee dismissed the Ministry of Aviation’s claim that Nigeria Air was only unveiled and not launched as an attempt to divert lawmakers’ attention.
When NAMA revealed that the aircraft bearing Nigerian flags was on a chartered flight to Nigeria, committee members were shocked.
According to other stakeholders who confirmed the disclosure, a chartered flight could be painted in any color and adorned with any inscriptions.