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Diezani Jet Scandal: Findout Why Reps Want To Hire An Aviation Expert




The House of Representatives gave indications on Sunday that it would engage the services of an aviation expert to assist in the investigation into the alleged N10bn expenditure on a private jet by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The chartered aircraft is said to be maintained on a bill of 500,000 Euros or N3.120m monthly for Alison-Madueke’s personal use.

A member from Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Adejare, who brought the issue before the House on Thursday last week, had stated that N3.120bn had been spent on the maintenance of the jet in the last two years. The matter was referred to the House Committee on Public Accounts for investigation.

Investigations on Sunday showed that an aviation consultant would be hired to assist the committee in carrying out the assignment.

“An expert in aviation matters has been contacted by the committee. He is to assist in guiding the committee on technical areas.


“This is to avoid a situation whereby persons appearing before the committee will dwell too much on technicalities or try to confuse committee members,” a National Assembly source revealed this on Sunday.

“The secretariat started contacting the committee members on Sunday for the meeting.

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