Aviation Minister, Sirika under attack for spending N12bn on ten firefighting trucks

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika is under fire for spending a whopping sum of N12 billion to acquire 10 firefighting trucks in Nigeria Airports.

Sirika disclosed on Sunday that he commissioned ten firefighting trucks for the Federal Airports Authority, FAAN.

In his post through Twitter, a microblogging site, Sirika revealed that FAAN had not bought firefighting trucks in 15 years.

“Just commissioned 10 Firefighting trucks, the total cost of over 12Bn Naira. More to come in due course. Safety has been the Buhari focus in Aviation since 2015. Hitherto, FAAN has not bought new trucks in 15 years”, the Minister posted.

However, in a swift response to Sirika’s post, Nigerians said spending N12 billion on Ten firefighting trucks is a fraud.

“How would Ten fighting trucks cost N12 billion?” Nigerians queried.