Senate Expresses Dissatisfaction with Minister for Dumping Security Equipment at Airports

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Dele Ogbodo in Abuja

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, Mr. Adamu Aliero, on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction with the Minister of State for Aviation, Mr. Hadi Sirika, over safety and security equipment purchased by government but dumped at the nation’s airports.

In an oversight function at the ministry’s headquarters in Abuja, the committee expressed its readiness to assist the ministry in moving the sector forward.

It however said the committee is aware that tax payers’ money has been used to purchase security equipment but dumped at the airports.

He said: “We appreciate and support your safety and security plans for the airports. We will give you the support to secure our airports.

“We are aware that a number of equipment have been purchased, some of them have been dumped without being put into use.

“We don’t know why and certainly we intend to go and investigate the equipment that were purchased with tax payers money and that have not been installed meant for security.”