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Group Accuses Onyejeocha of Fore-knowledge of $500 million Chinese Bank Loan

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The Association of Aviation Stakeholders (AAS) has said
the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Hon. Nkiruka Onyejeocha, cannot claim ignorance of the $500million Chinese-Exim Bank loan for the aviation sector and other infrastructural projects of the federal  government.

The body's national president,
Abubakar Dan Maikasuwa, in a statement said: "Except she claims she was misquoted by the reputable media organisations that reported her comments, she was downright dishonourable and should be told so."

Maikasuwa, in the statement titled: 'Haba Onyejeocha; said members of his association and himself  read with shock, the comments credited to the lawmaker that she was not aware of the loan.

According to him, Onyejiocha is aware of everything about the loan, stressing that: "She was on the trip to China with President Goodluck Jonathan where the document for the loan was signed."

The association president alleged that her trip to China, was sponsored by one of the aviation parastatals.
"She was not sponsored alone; she went with members of her family," he said.

He added that: "It is self-indictment for her to come to the open and say she is in the dark, when she was carried along, especially concerning the four new international airport projects located in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Kano and Abuja all financed by the Chinese Exim loan.

"We want to state categorically that Nigerians should ignore her and her co- travellers who see nothing good in the revolution going on in the aviation sector. We wonder why she is out to rubbish the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan," he said.

Maikasuwa said the  threat by her to hold a public hearing on the issue amounts to nothing but blackmail which at the end of the day is a waste of public funds, maintaining that 'we will resist every attempt by the old brigade to arm-twist the wheel of progress in the aviation sector for ulterior motives."

Article Credit: Thisdaylive

Updated 4 Years ago

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