In spite of the incessant bogus mantra by President Muhamadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress, that the current administration is not slow, recent developments are beginning to prove them otherwise.
Information gathered shows that 13 Nigerians from the Niger Delta region undergoing commercial point training at the Lufthansa Flight Training School in Frankfurt, have been sent home because President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to release money for the required fees.
It was learnt that the Nigerian pilots who would have graduated from the prestigious aviation training institution, were axed last Friday due to their inability to pay for sundry fees stipulated in their training manual.
Apart from that, six of the pilots who had already completed their training had their licenses withheld by the school.
Two of the students sent home for non-payment, had only one test to complete their Programme for Commercial Pilot Licence, one was in his final stage of the CPL test while four had just started their type rating test and would have completed next month.
A nameless source at the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, claims that there is money in the account of the agency with the Central Bank of Nigeria but that there was no signatory to authorize the payment as President Buhari is yet to name a Special Adviser on Niger Delta, who doubles as the chairman of the PAP and is the chief executive of the agency.
The erstwhile SA on Niger Delta, Kingsley Kuku had in May written Buhari to either allow him to pay the May financial obligations or appoint a new signatory for the account.
The President, however, looked the other way claiming he has not found any corrupt-free Nigerian to fill the position.
The sacking of the trainee pilots is a dangerous development since the ex-militants were looking forward to having a career after dropping their arms.