Nigeria air project: AON replies Sirika, writes Buhari

Written by on May 25, 2023

The Airline operators of Nigeria, AON, has forwarded a letter to the outgoing president, Muhammadu Buhari imploring him to stop the aviation minister, Hadi Sirika from inaugurating Nigeria air operations on May 26th.

The letter which was signed by the Head of AON’s legal Team, Abubakar Ahmad said the attempt by the Minister will violate the orders of the Federal High Court in Lagos which had restrained Sirika from taking any step-in relation to Nigeria air project.

The Airliners noted that the suit questions the shady deals, deliberate infraction of the Nigerian laws and self-enrichment or corruption, mainly against the Federal Ministry of Aviation over the Nigerian Air Project.

The Aircraft owners told the president that his administration will hand over on Monday May 29, 2023 but the Minister of Aviation is planning to circumvent the Court Orders on Friday 26th May, 2023 being the last working day and possibly to cover up the various infractions of Nigerian laws, amongst others by bringing two aircraft under the guise that Nigeria air has begun operations.

The AON alerted President Buhari that if Sirika is allowed to proceed with his action, it will create needless controversies after his administration expires.

It said it will pursue contempt action against the Minister personally whether or not he has left office to promote the rule of law, protection of integrity of the court and in line with international best practices.

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