The House of Representatives on Wednesday 29th September mandated its Committee on Aviation to investigate the claims and counterclaims regarding the issues of debts in the Aviation Industry.
The House”s resolution was sequel to a motion by Hon. Alli Adeyemi Taofeek, Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Political Parties Affairs.
Hon. Alli Adeyemi Taofeek who represnts Mushin 1 Federal Constituency of Lagos State told the LEGISLATURE in an interview that following the claim by the Minister of Aviation,
Senator Hadi Sirika that a lot of agencies in the industry are being owed billions of naira, it has become very crucial to unravel the causes and reasons for such debt.
According to him. debt claims and counterclaims are misleading, unprofessional, unethical and strongly deviate from the tenets of transparency and accountability.
Presenting the motion on Wednesday 29th September, 2021 on “The Need to Look into the Debt Crisis in the Aviation Industry: Hon. Alli Adeyemi Taofeek said:
‘The House: Notes that the Aviation Industry plays a pivotal role in providing a rapid worldwide transportation network, which makes it essential for global activities.
“Also notes that the Industry generates economic growth, creates employment and facilitates international trade and tourism and other essential services, like defence.
“Also aware that the Nigerian Government has invested massively in the aviation sector thereby heightening the expectations of stakeholders.
“Informed that the Hon. Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika had raised concerns over billions of naira debt owed agencies, like the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) by Airlines.
“Disturbed that the debt claims and counterclaims are misleading, unprofessional, unethical and strongly deviate from the tenets of transparency and accountability.
“Cognizant of the need to investigate the debt crisis in the Aviation Industry and other related matters to straighten the records and proffer lasting solutions to the debt crisis in the Industry.”
Following his motion and prayers, the House of Representatives mandated the Committee on Aviation to investigate the claims and counterclaims regarding the issues of debts within six (6) and report back for further legislative actions.