In a recent development, the House of Representatives has strongly criticized the alleged launch of Nigeria Air, which took place during the final days of former President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, branding it as a fraudulent act.
Nnolim Nnaji, the Chairman of the House Committee on Aviation, expressed his firm belief that the Nigeria Air launch was nothing but a sham, citing the fact that key participants involved in the agreement between the Federal Government and Ethiopian Airlines disavowed any knowledge of the purported launch.
In response to the growing skepticism, the Ministry of Aviation contended that Nigeria Air was merely unveiled and not officially launched. However, the committee dismissed this explanation, perceiving it as an attempt to divert the attention of lawmakers from the issue at hand.
To the astonishment of committee members, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) revealed that an aircraft adorned with Nigerian colors was en route to Nigeria on a chartered flight.
However, some stakeholders emphasized that a chartered flight can be customized with various colors and inscriptions, indicating that the appearance of Nigerian symbols on the aircraft did not necessarily authenticate the launch of Nigeria Air.
The House of Representatives remains resolute in its assertion that the Nigeria Air launch is a fraudulent endeavour, and this revelation regarding the chartered flight adds further fuel to their skepticism.
The investigation into this matter continues as lawmakers strive to unravel the truth behind the purported launch of Nigeria Air.