The ongoing anti-corruption crusade of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration reached the country’s aviation sector yesterday when the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) stormed the corporate headquarters and annex of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) blocking the roads leading to the agency to prevent anybody from leaving the premises.
According to the information gathered, the operatives of the EFCC arrived the headquarters of NAMA in their operational vehicles as early as 10.00 am, but it could not be ascertained why the anti graft agency paid the unscheduled visit to the agency.
On arrival, the EFCC operatives moved to the account and procurement units to check the books.
The visit of the EFCC according to sources has created tension and anxiety among senior officials of the agency while members of staff were anxious over what may have drawn the attention of the anti – graft agency to NAMA.
Investigations revealed that the EFCC ‘s visit may not be unconnected with petitions written by some aviation unions over alleged misapplication of funds.
An official of the agency who pleaded not to be named confirmed the visit of the EFCC , but did not state reasons for the visit.
The Federal Government last year set up an anti – corruption task force in the sector made up of officials of aviation agencies and the EFCC and Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission ( ICPC).