Aero Contractors, operators of Aero airline, has denied newspaper report that it diverted $USD3m meant for the acquisition of a Bombardier.

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In a Press Release made available to Transport Day by the agency of the company, it stated that “Aero Contractors, and the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), (are) totally unaware of the diversion of any $3million belonging to both or either organisation meant for the acquisition of a Bombardier aircraft for Aero Contractors Limited, talk less of a refund by Bombardier, a reputable aircraft manufacturer still in existence.

“In the said…publication, one Femi Adeniji who claimed to be an Engineer and CEO of NIGAME Aircraft Consultancy Incorporation in faraway Florida, United States of America made the spurious claim in an interview with the newspaper.

“The allegations he spewed in the interview is one of those desperate but futile efforts to malign Aero Contractors and AMCON that is saddled with the difficult national assignment of recovering debts from stubborn, and recalcitrant obligors.

“Reading deeper into the story however, it is obvious that the so-called Engineer Femi Adeniji is out for vengeance having owned up in the same story that he and his partners had approached AMCON sometime in 2018 with a proposal to manage the airline but did not get the business.

“This approach of trying to get back at AMCON for not getting a business is rather unfortunate, and unprofessional to say the least.

The public should therefore disregard this deceptive news item, the basis of which is totally unknown to us, which is entirely created from the imagination of Adeniji”.