An Investigative Journalist, David Hundeyin has continued to prove his points that the recently launched Nigerian Air by the former President, Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is indeed a fraud.
Hundeyin, was the first to raise an alarm that Nigeria Air launch was a scheme to siphon billions of the country’s scarce resources. As expected, his voice was shut down by supporters of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, who described David as an enemy of progress.
In one of his tweets, Mr Hundeyin called out President Muhammadu Buhari’s minister of aviation, Hadi Abubakar Sirika @hadisirika for given Nigerians false impression that he had successfully put together “Nigeria Air”.
“Buhari’s aviation minister @hadisirika gave Nigeria the impression that he put together something called “Nigeria Air,” David tweeted.
He, however, revealed that from his investigation, Nigeria Air has not passed stage 1 out of stage 5 in obtaining Air Operator Certificates (AOC).
“Tonight I can exclusively reveal that he was still at Stage 1 of 5 in obtaining the airline’s Air Operator Certificates (AOC) by the time he left office,” @davidhundeyin stated.
According to Mr Hundeyin, Nigeria Air never existed, with the point that “An airline without an AOC is like a bank without a CBN licence.”
Business Day, also reported that Nigeria Air gulps N85 billion in 8 years of former President Buhari’s administration without an Aircraft.
However, David’s Investigation were always met with criticism from the supporters of the ruling party. One of his critics, described him as a “cut and join journalist” over the investigation of the Nigerian Air.
Proving David’s Investigation, the House of Representatives yesterday declared the launch of Nigeria Air a fraud after the major stakeholders in the deal between the Federal Government and Ethiopian Airlines denied knowledge of the launch.
Reports have it that the members of the committee on Aviation were shocked when NAMA disclosed that the aircraft bearing Nigerian colours was on a chartered flight to Nigeria.
Other stakeholders who confirmed the disclosure noted that a chartered flight could be painted in any colour and with any inscriptions.
Meanwhile, Mr Hundeyin today shared a photo of an unbranded aircraft which, according to him, former Nigeria’s Aviation Minister allegedly hired from Ethiopian Airline to pose as Nigerian Air with branded Nigeria Logo.
He tweet: “…this is the plane (ET-APL) at Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa on Monday June 5. The “Nigeria Air” branding has been taken off while it continues its regular Mogadishu- Addis shuttle.”