The House of Representatives has launched an investigation into the widely reported outcome of its investigation on the circumstances surrounding the grounding of the Rivers State government aircraft.

In the report, the Ministry of Aviation was indicted while Caverton Helicopters was recommended for prosecution for providing false information to the joint committee on Justice and Aviation.

According to the lawmakers, the report of the committee that carried out the investigation has neither been considered nor adopted by the whole House.

As a result, the House mandated its Committee on Ethics and Privileges to investigate how the report got leaked.

The decision of the lawmakers followed the adoption of a point of order raised by Kingsley Chinda (PDP, Rivers) who felt embarrassed by a back page column of a national daily (not The Nation) that claimed that the House report could not be relied upon for the truth on the matter.

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Saying that the writer erred in his conclusion by casting aspersions on the lawmakers based on the report, Chinda noted the report was only laid and has not been considered.

“So how the reporter can claimed that the report was the decision of the whole House? He should have waited for the House to consider the report before making his conclusions,” he added.




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