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Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by NaijaRoyalty(m): 9:28pm On Oct 08
Aviation Minister, Sirika, Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition, Union Threatens Strike Action

Top aviation sources have revealed to SaharaRepoters that Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, was deliberately holding on to workers' salaries and allowances in a bid to raise enough money to contest the next governorship election in Katsina State.

It was also gathered that the minister in a bid to raise funds needed to realise his ambition, was doing all he can to sell the country's airports.

He is said to be working hard to prove that government could no longer manage the facilities just so he can auction them off and raise some money for his governorship ambition.

He is said to be keen on selling the four major airports in Nigeria -- Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt.

Sirika has also been accused of using his cronies to head agencies like Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, National Airport Management Authority, Accident Investigation Bureau, and Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

The minister is believed to be raising money illicitly through these agencies to fulfill his governorship ambition in Katsina State.

Despite owing salaries, the minister has just recruited 280 more staff into FAAN, who are all from the Northern part of the country, it was gathered.


About 26 of them have been posted to Lagos international airport and have started documentation without taking any tests as normal employment procedure demands.

Angered by this and other issues affecting their welfare, aviation workers under the platforms of National Union Of Air Transport Employees, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association Of Nigeria, And Association Of Nigeria Aviation Professional, in a letter addressed to the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, said that they would embark on immediate strike action if their demands were not met.

"Due to continuing unilateral actions by the management of FAAN resulting in ever increasing delays and staggering of salaries payments which has become unbearable, our unions have decided that the situation can no longer be tolerated due to the uncontrollable damage to workers welfare and smooth operation of FAAN.

"Accordingly, management is hereby notified that if within seven days from the date of the notice all shortfalls in salary payments are not fully rectified and settled, our unions will commence an indefinite industrial action against the authority," the letter partly reads.

http://saharareporters.com/2020/10/08/aviation-minister-sirika-accused-withholding-staff-salaries-fulfill-governorship-ambition

Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by NaijaRoyalty(m): 9:29pm On Oct 08
The way Sirika is going about this airport concessioning, you would think its for the nations interest .

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Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by ican2020: 9:31pm On Oct 08
The inflated Abuja airport runway contract is not enough for you, ole

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Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by Iconstar: 9:33pm On Oct 08
Too bad
Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by Mysticwebb: 9:34pm On Oct 08
Katsina State! Na them full Aso Rock, thieves and wicked souls.
Does it mean this minister will not pay salaries for three years or is the money somewhere in a private account yielding interest for him?

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Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by Ehiscotch(m): 9:38pm On Oct 08
NaijaRoyalty:
Government of thieves and crooks .

Government of corruption and shameless looters .

Government of pen robbers in agbada .

The way Sirika is going about this airport concessioning, you would think its for the nations interest .

There is nothing honourable about this shameless thieves in the corridors of power.

How can a sane minister withold workers salaries just for his selfish interest ..
This is madness taking too far .

So you are willing to throw all the achievements of the ministry under the bus because of some unsubstantiated claim based on rumours or half-truths?

Has there been anything or clause in the contract that even gives reason for you to believe something so preposterous as this?

Na wa oh, una suppose dey add filter to everything we una dey believe nau.

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Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by Racoon(m): 9:41pm On Oct 08
Nepotism under this government is unparalleled and unprecedented.Kastina mafias holding grip but neither their home state or the nation is in any way better for it.

Yet some demented people say restructuring or total disintegration should not happen.Kedunu ife mmadu melu ndia bikonu? Achikota ekwee onu.One Nigeria is a joke.Ogbara nkiti kwere ekwe(Silence is consent).

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Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by NaijaRoyalty(m): 9:45pm On Oct 08
Ehiscotch:


So you are willing to throw all the achievements of the ministry under the bus because of some unsubstantiated claim based on rumours or half-truths?

Has there been anything or clause in the contract that even gives reason for you to believe something so preposterous as this?

Na wa oh, una suppose dey add filter to everything we una dey believe nau.

Which achievement has he achieved apart from his never ending plan to concession 4 international airports to his friends ?

Our airports are not for sale

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Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by flyingpig: 9:45pm On Oct 08
Mysticwebb:
Katsina State! Na them full Aso Rock, thieves and wicked souls.
I swear katsina people full aso rock. E don turn village town square

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Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by Ehiscotch(m): 9:51pm On Oct 08
NaijaRoyalty:


Which achievement has he achieved apart from his never ending plan to concession 4 international airports to his friends ?

Our airports are not for sale
LMAO. Seriously guy, how can you be in so much error and display humongous ignorance in one paragraph?

What else, Amaechi also plans to sell Nigerians "sovereignty" to the Chinese?

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Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by slivertongue: 10:50pm On Oct 08
Despite owing salaries, the minister has just recruited 280 more staff into FAAN, who are all from the Northern part of the country, it was gathered.

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Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by tobechi74: 1:17am On Oct 09
Sorry
Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by andyanders: 2:29am On Oct 09
This too bad. A friend of mine with FAAN has not been paid and his wife hospitalized. How can this government be so wicked?

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Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by Iolo(m): 2:47am On Oct 09
Very poor journalism. I would expect more substance backing the claims at the very least so the story makes more sense.

The minister doesn’t have the power to hold anybodies salary at any of the listed agencies. The article is written to make the reader believe otherwise.

FAAN is fully self funded and doesn’t draw salaries from the FG budget. They are expected to pay salaries from revenues they generate - they charge airlines 1k per ticket sold or so amongst other tariffs. I presume due to the lockdowns they are now struggling to pay salaries.

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Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by Iolo(m): 2:50am On Oct 09
andyanders:
This too bad. A friend of mine with FAAN has not been paid and his wife hospitalized. How can this government be so wicked?

Sorry to hear about this. But let’s not blame the government if its not necessary. FAAN is a self run parastatal - cost and revenues is solely on them and they don’t draw from the budget. Best government can do is to provide them some palliatives or intervention to meet the revenue shortfall to meet up to its obligations.

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Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by NaijaRoyalty(m): 5:51am On Oct 09
andyanders:
This too bad. A friend of mine with FAAN has not been paid and his wife hospitalized. How can this government be so wicked?

This country sef

it got worst under this thieving government
Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by contigiency(m): 7:13am On Oct 09
NaijaRoyalty:
The way Sirika is going about this airport concessioning, you would think its for the nations interest .

So you allowed yourself to be cajoled by this jungle journalism? So sahara reporters are saying that money realized from the concessioning will be paid into the minister's personal account? You should always know when some vested interests are sponsoring the media to write a damaging piece against certain policies that they think will prevent them from unruly activities.

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Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by andyanders: 8:05am On Oct 09
Iolo:


Sorry to hear about this. But let’s not blame the government if its not necessary. FAAN is a self run parastatal - cost and revenues is solely on them and they don’t draw from the budget. Best government can do is to provide them some palliatives or intervention to meet the revenue shortfall to meet up to its obligations.
I understand ur submission as stated above. In a situation of the covid pandemic where lots of funds were donated to the FG, just tell me where and what they did with those funds.

A minister was given an a/c of billions of funds her ministry spent on feeding Nigerian school children during the lockdown. How did she get that done when no schl was opened. No single child student I knew that they feed during the lockdown.

Now, why shouldn't I blame the gorvernment?

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Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by Iolo(m): 9:52am On Oct 09
andyanders:
I understand ur submission as stated above. In a situation of the covid pandemic where lots of funds were donated to the FG, just tell me where and what they did with those funds.

A minister was given an a/c of billions of funds her ministry spent on feeding Nigerian school children during the lockdown. How did she get that done when no schl was opened. No single child student I knew that they feed during the lockdown.

Now, why shouldn't I blame the gorvernment?

Hmmm. Valid points you’ve raised.

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Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by sojayy(m): 9:53am On Oct 09
I've not heard of free n peaceful conduct of any Nigerian gov. Ministry in a long time.
Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by Mowsid(m): 9:54am On Oct 09
This administration is just for their selfish interest.......where does the hope of the masses lie?
Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by Enudapan: 9:54am On Oct 09
Nah eh! No qualms
This is so unsophisticated
Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by KingAzari: 9:54am On Oct 09
God will withhold the success of his governorship ambitions for 600 years.

Every worker deserves their wage and if his own work is to withhold salaries then his own wage shall be 600 years of successful failures.

Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by anonimi: 9:54am On Oct 09
ican2020:
The inflated Abuja airport runway contract is not enough for you, ole

Big thief like Barawo Bubu and Abacha.


Bhelamblog:
This is according to Oke Omurhohwo the Manager Itel Mobile, He is alleging that The Nigerian Government Paid over N200m to Bahrain in other to create the National Carrier Logo, He said only the Logo cost $600,000, Thats over N200million.

Remember the FG unveiled the National Carrier 'Nigeria Air' at Farnborough Air Show in London Few days ago? Ok.



Nigeria has “suspended” plans to launch a new national airline
September 20, 2018

Nigeria will not be getting a new national carrier in December or early 2019 as previously planned.

The national minister for aviation tweeted this evening (Sept. 19) that plans for the airline have been suspended. The plans for the new carrier, named Nigeria Air, complete with a logo unveiling, were announced at Farnborough, a renowned international aviation exhibition in London back in July.

The government claimed it would not own more than 5% of the airline, ceding control to private investors expected to invest $300 million in the new airline at inception.

https://qz.com/africa/1395926/nigeria-air-national-carrier-plans-suspende/


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Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by BigSarah(f): 9:55am On Oct 09
The contract kickbacks aren’t enough for you? Haba
Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by smartval(m): 9:56am On Oct 09
He should have went to the bullion van thief to source for funds instead of holding people's hard earned money
Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by Realtalk20: 9:56am On Oct 09
angry
Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by skywall: 9:57am On Oct 09
Wetin we no go see for this country
Re: Sirika Accused Of Withholding Staff Salaries To Fulfill Governorship Ambition by NaijaOlosho(f): 9:58am On Oct 09
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