The House of Representatives committee on aviation has faulted the process leading to the unveiling of Nigeria Air.
Speaking at an investigative hearing on June 6th 2023, with Airline Operators of Nigeria & rep of the Ministry of Aviation, chairman of the committee said the unveiling of Nigeria Air was a fraud as the major stakeholders in the deal being the F.G & Ethiopian Airlines denied knowledge.
The Committee members expressed its misgivings towards the unveiling of the national carrier during a meeting with the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Aviation, the Managing Director Nigeria Air as well as heads of aviation agencies.
The Ministry of Aviation claimed Nigeria Air was only unveiled & not launched which the committee dismissed as an attempt to divert the lawmakers’ attention.
Members of the committee were shocked when NAMA disclosed that the aircraft bearing Nigerian colours was on a chartered flight to Nigeria.