Air Nigeria: APC chieftain to drag EFCC to court to compel Bawa to investigate, prosecute former Aviation Minister, Sirika, CBN Gov Emefiele, others ….urges Tinubu to reject appointment of Ahmed Farouk as ED, PEF

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By Abdulateef Bamgbose

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), from Bauchi State has concluded arrangements to drag the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to Court to compel the Commission to arrest and prosecute Hadi Sarika, the immediate past minister of Aviation for the alleged heist in the procurement of the Air Nigeria aircraft.

Reacting to the revelations from the investigation by the Senate Committee on Aviation on Tuesday, at a press conference in Abuja, Dr. Haruna Garus Gololo said “we are giving the Economic and Financial Commission, EFCC, two weeks to arrest and investigate the former Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sarika, the Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele, Timipre Sylva and other key participants in the former President Mohammud Buhari’s administration”.

“This call becomes necessary because if the EFCC can go after Yahoo boys for alleged scam, the anti-graft agency could as well go after the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, for the monumental fraud in the CBN, because it is in the public domain and we have sufficient prima facie documents to tender that Emefiele, for years since his appointment has been running the apex bank on the wheel of fraud, which culminated in the recent currency swap.

“If we may ask, where are the redesigned currencies?

“Only yesterday the Senate Committee on Aviation confirmed the fear and suspicion of many Nigerians, when it unearthed the heist in the Aviation sector by the immediate past minister, Hadi Sirika that the procurement of the Air Nigeria was a scam which gulped billions of tax payers fund”.

The threat by Gololo, the Coordinator of the Tinubu/Shetima Supporters group in the just concluded general elections is coming on the heel of the reaction from the Senate Committee on Aviation on Tuesday.

“The Senate Committee on Aviation on Tuesday took a swipe at what it described as unnecessary controversy generated by the last minutes unveiling of the Boeing 737-800 series aircraft which the Federal Government flew into Abuja from Ethiopia.

Specifically, the Chairman of the Committee, Abiodun Olujimi, expressed disgust of the Committee when she said that the entire arrangement of the Air Nigeria was shrouded in suspicion as the immediate past Minister, Hadi told Nigerian to expect four other aircrafts in the fleets .

Answering questions from the Committee, the Managing Director of Air , Dapo Olumide collaborated Gololo’s allegations as he told the Committee that “the Aircraft was a chartered one from Ethiopia, for few days and to show what an aircraft looks like in Nigerians flag”.

Olumide told the Committee that Nigeria Air was launch in 2018 and his own responsibility was to secure operating certificate for the Airline.

Reacting to the statement Gololo told newsmen that “This is just one of the isolated cases of the alleged fraud by Buhari’s ministers.

“What happened to the #11.3 trillion spent on the Turn Around Maintenance (TAM), of the Kaduna, Warri and Port Harcourt refineries? Today Timipre Silva, the Minister of State who awarded the contracts has gone to run for governorship election in Bayelsa state to seek immunity.

“There are several other ministries and parastatals that were looted under Buhari, because as it appears he was not in charged”.

He described the appointment of Ahmed Farouk as the Executive Director, Nigeria Midstream Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) by the dying administration as another booby trap for the new administration.

“Ahmed Farouk, was in NNPC. He was part and parcel of why the refineries are not working. Why appointing him as the Executive Director of Nigeria Midstream Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA)”?

I call on Tinubu to reject this appointment because they are landmines to derail his government”.

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