Senate can’t halt demolition at Lagos airport, FG insists
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on April 4, 2023
The Federal Government of Nigeria, on Wednesday, in Abuja, said the agitation of the Senate cannot halt the ongoing demolition of offices belonging to aviation agencies at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made the FG’s stance known after this week’s Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the State House, Abuja.
Sirika said, “Government is going to continue (with the demolition). The Senate is advisory. It’s an executive function, we are not bound by any court of law and the government cannot be stopped from giving development to its people.
His remarks come barely 24 hours after a motion by the upper legislative Chamber directed the FG to halt the demolition works to allow the Senate Committee on Aviation, chaired by Senator Biodun Olujimi, to intervene.
The PUNCH reports that the Senate on Tuesday directed the Minister of Aviation to stop the planned demolition of aviation agencies’ offices in Lagos pending the outcome of the intervention being made by its Committee on Aviation.