Scam Is Non-Existent In Medview Airline 2019 Hajj Airlift, Says Medview
Medview Airline Plc has reacted to media reports on allegation of scam following the invitation of the CEO, Alhaji Muneer Bankole by EFCC to shed light on the airline Hajj Operations contract with National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
In a statement signed by the Director of Business Development, Mr. Isiaq Na-Allah, the airline said there was no scam or diversion of funds meant for the 2019 Hajj airlift, and said the funds were utilized for necessary preparations including aircraft maintenance and payment to service providers.
Specifically, the airline pointed to the much touted $900,000, saying NAHCON paid the money directly to two service providers in Saudi Arabia namely General Authority of Aviation ($400,000 and Taibah Airports Development Company ($500,000) on July 5, 2019.
“In spite of deft moves by some highly placed persons to frustrate the airline from the operations with late release of funds, Medview Airline airlifted 4,387 pilgrims from Kaduna, Yobe and Ogun States. The Pilgrims Boards in those states are living witnesses of the operation”.
In line with the terms of the contract with NAHCON, a Presidential committee was raised to reconcile the differences in payment to Medview Airline and the number of pilgrims airlifted, and this later metamorphosed into a Ministerial Committee, where all issues were resolved.
It is therefore strange for somebody to wake up and go to the rooftop armed
trumpets and cymbal for a non-existent scam or diversion of funds all to smear Medview Airline Plc. Medview Airline is resolute to return to its leadership role in Hajj operations.