Connected Development (CODE), a renowned pan-African organization dedicated to empowering marginalized communities, has taken a significant step in its pursuit of transparency and accountability. The organization has submitted a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the Federal Ministry of Aviation regarding the Nigeria Air scandal.
In an official letter addressed to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry and signed by Hamzat Lawal, the Chief Executive of CODE, the organization has demanded specific details concerning the utilization of the allocated N85 billion for the establishment of Nigeria Air.
The FOI request from CODE encompasses two primary aspects:
A comprehensive breakdown of how the allocated funds are being utilized, including a detailed account of expenditures and activities undertaken as part of the establishment of Nigeria Air.
Information pertaining to the procurement process involved in securing partnerships for the establishment of Nigeria Air, including the names of partners, the negotiation process employed, and any relevant associated documentation.
The Guardian reports that as the FOI request has been submitted, the public eagerly anticipates the Ministry of Aviation’s response and the provision of the requested information within the stipulated timeframe.