Reps Query Ministry Over N406m Payment On Jos Airport

The House of Representatives aviation committee yesterday queried the Federal Ministry of Aviation over the payment of N406 million to a contractor for the construction of the terminal building at the Jos Airport.

The committee said during budget defence with the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, in Abuja that the payment of the amount out of the N700 million total contract sum was wrong as the contract performance was zero.

The lawmakers queried the officials for taking such action, saying they would not tolerate matters like that.

Similarly, members of the committee chaired by Rep Nkeiruka Onyejeocha (PDP, Abia) rejected the documents submitted by the ministry on the expenditures incurred under the 2016 budget for lack of details.

They consequently gave the ministry 48 hours to resubmit the documents with all the detailed spending as approved by the National Assembly

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