Former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has condemned the suspension of the national carrier project, Nigeria Air by the federal government.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Wednesday, made the disclosure while addressing newsmen.
According to Sirika, the decision to suspend the procurement of Nigeria Air, was taken at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
Duke in a reaction said the launch of the Nigeria Air was from the beginning against the advice of competent experts.
He questioned the federal government to state the penalties and fate of $55 million of taxpayers money purportedly spent on the airline.
Duke on his Twitter page wrote: “FG suspends Nigeria Air Project: This was ill-conceived and against the advice of several competent experts.
“What is the fate of about $55 million of taxpayers money purportedly spent on the airline? Are there penalties stipulated in the contracts? Buharinomics at its worst.”