Unions in the aviation industry have called on the Federal Executive Council, FEC to carry out a comprehensive forensic audit of projects embarked on by the ministry of aviation in the Aviation RoadMap projects.
The unions who made the call in Lagos while addressing members of the unions say, they are of the firm belief that such audit will expose activities of how public funds have been wasted.
Secretary General, National Union of Air Transport Employees, NUATE, Comrade Ocheme Aba said, FEC should halt further approvals on the airport concession programme as it is titled away from national good.
According to him, FEC had not been given the full and accurate briefs about the airport concession and indeed the aviation roadmap and have been misled to giving consent to bad deals for the country.
“This is the least the Council can do in order to redeem itself, in the face of the accusation that the Federal Executive Council has so far been railroaded into giving consent to bad deals for the Country”.
Comrade Aba also noted that, the unions would ensure unwholesome efforts made with particular reference to the airport concession and those related to Nigeria Air will not be allowed to bear fruit as they would make sure the right thing is done.
“Particular reference must be made to the airport concession bidders and those related to Nigeria Air. We are shouting, “buyers beware”.
Other union leaders, the National Vice President Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, ATSSSAN, comrade Emmanuel Jaja and thee National President, Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals, ANAP, Comrade Kabir Gusau called on Nigerians to join hands with them in this battle to tell elected leaders that the national assets do not belong to the privileged few.
They also called for the urgent review of the Concession of the Murtala Mohammed Airport Terminal Two, MMA2 operated by Bi-Courtney Aviation without a valid agreement with FAAN.