The House of Representatives has decried the state and status of the nation’s airports.
The lawmakers regretted that there was little to show for the huge investment made into the aviation sector by the Federal Government.
The House consequently directed its Committee on Aviation to investigate the N400 billion appropriated for the expansion, modernization and management of 17 domestic and five international airports by the President Goodluck Jonathan administration.
The mandate of the committee is to ascertain the factors responsible for the “damning and embarrassing” status of Nigerian airports and report back in two weeks.
The decision of the lawmakers followed the adoption of a motion by Garba Datti (APC, Kaduna), who noted that with the whopping sums injected into the aviation sector for the upgrade of airports, rather than turn out to be symbols of national pride, they have become objects of condemnation.