Professor Anthony Kila, a Policy analyst and Professor of Strategy and Development, has called on President Bola Tinubu to commence an independent public inquiry into the Nigeria Air project. In a statement in Lagos today, Kila said the inquiry should be targeted at examining and making public the conception, process negotiations, partnerships, expenses, and parties involved in the project.
According to Kila, the Nigeria Air project has generated too much controversy and has become a source of public concern due to the way it has been handled so far. He added that stakeholders have alleged a series of malpractices and called attention to an un-respected court pronouncement. Kila believes that the best institutional response to give in this circumstance is for the government to create an independent and authoritative public inquiry.
The policy analyst noted that the inquiry will allow all those who have issues and questions about the Nigeria Air project to table their concerns and give those involved in the project the opportunity to respond.
He emphasized that the call is without fear or intimidation and that all interested Nigerians should know what really happened and what to expect from the project. The government is yet to respond to the call for an independent public inquiry.