Photos of Nigerian Aviation Minister stella Oduah as she Faces The House of Representatives committee on Aviation today. During the sitting by the Senate Committee on Aviation which is probing the crisis in the Aviation industry, the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria , Mr. George Uriesi, said the Lexus Limousine cars and Toyota Prado jeeps were in the custody of a bank.
Uriesi, who said the limousines were bought for N60m each , added that he did not have details of the cost of the Prado jeeps. He explained that the bank whose name he did not give, funded the purchase of the four vehicles. SEE MORE AFTER CUT>>>
The FAAN chief told the six-member committee that while Oduah gave the approval, somebody whose name he failed to mention, signed on his (Uriesi) behalf.
An obviously enraged Chairman of the Senate Committee on Aviation, Mr. Hope Uzodinma, lambasted him for receiving approval from the minister instead of the Federal Executive Council.
He was therefore ordered to appear again before the committee on Monday with details of the transactions.
Uriesi, who was said to have sweated in the air-conditioned room while the session lasted, was also asked to bring along with him, details of other vehicles bought for the agency’s directors.
The Senate panel also resolved to inspect the N255m bulletproof cars parked at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Meanwhile, members of the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation are set to quiz Oduah on her over the controversial bulletproof cars.
The minister, who was summoned by the committee to appear earlier, had written , explaining that she had travelled to Israel to sign the Bilateral Air Service Agreement between Nigeria and Israel.