Abuja - The House of Representatives has
mandated its Committee on Aviation to probe the use of funds meant for maintaining and servicing local
The development follows survey findings the Port
Harcourt, thought to be among the finest facilities in the world, was
classified as having among the worst terminals.
The green chamber of the National Assembly also directed
the committee to liaise with other relevant agencies to determine the slow pace
of work and subsequent abandonment of work at the Port Harcourt International
The resolution was passed stemming from two separate
motions moved by Honorable Datti Muhammed Garba and Honorable Boniface
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for that the past five years, the National Assembly had budgeted over N500
billion for maintenance and servicing of airports.
The lawmakers added that the industry had also recorded
over $1billion as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) from airport service
charges but these were unaccounted for.
They acknowledged that the past government embarked upon
renovation of key local airports which involved extensive expansion and
modification of structures to enhance
the efficiency and smooth operations of the airports.
The lawmakers tasked the Committee to do a comprehensive
investigation on the dilapidated states of the country's chain of airports
reputed to be the second busiest in the continent.
- CAJ News