Senator Hadi Sirika, the former aviation minister, has been called to appear before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to discuss the recent contentious launch of Nigerian Air in Abuja.
Officials of Nigerian Air, whose launch has continued to raise worries among industry stakeholders, have apparently also been questioned by the anti-graft agency.
After news broke that an Ethiopian Airlines plane with Nigerian Air livery was used for the launch, the uproar surrounding the Nigerian Air launch grew more intense.
Stakeholders voiced their displeasure, contending that a domestic carrier shouldn’t rely on an international carrier for its start.
Sirika responded to the accusations by claiming that using an Ethiopian Airlines plane was a “marketing strategy.”
Investigations have revealed that Sirika has not yet accepted the anti-graft agency’s offer.
It was learned that some employees of the contentious national carrier, including Captain Dapo Olumide, the Acting Managing Director, had been requested to testify.