…summons permanent Secretary of aviation ministry
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.
The emergency meeting according to an invitation for the meeting signed by the committee clerk, Bassey 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 contribution, 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 Private Public patnetship agreements reached and signed with other parties with stakes in Nigeria Air, all documents, permits and receipts relevant to the subject matter, Shareholders’ 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 a 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”.
“Consequently, l am directed to invite you to an emergency session with the committee on Thursday, first of June 2023. You are to come with all individuals/agencies connected to 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.