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Anti-Corruption Group Calls For Stella Oduah’s Probe

Nigeria's Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah

Kayode Adelowokan, Lagos

Barely 24 hours after the sack of Minister of Aviation, Mrs. Stella Oduah, the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has lauded President Goodluck Jonathan’s action and called for the probe of the former minister.

Nigeria's Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah

Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah

The Aviation minister was sacked alongside her Niger Delta Affairs counterpart, Mr. Godsday Orubebe; Police Affairs Minister, Navy Cpt. Caleb Olubolade, and the Minister of State for Finance, Dr. Yerima Ngama.

Oduah, had been in the eye of the storm since last year over the purchase of two bulletproof BMW cars for N255m, an amount alleged to be grossly above the market value of the vehicles

Reacting to the development, the Executive Chairman of the Coalition, Comrade Debo Adeniran described the sack as a welcome development.

He said, “This is a right step in right direction, though long overdue but it is better late than never. Some of us are elated by the re-engineering going on in the system. We appreciate the move for it is a positive one. Maybe if the complete overhaul is done, the authority at the center might win our hearts back to its side.

“We need more purging of the cabinet. Jonathan should extend more of this action to every nook and cranny of his government as we have a lot of mediocres occupying high offices under his leadership and that is why there is no substantial achievements for people to applaud.”

The anti-corruption crusader however called on the anti-graft agencies to prosecute the former minister for the corrupt practices perpetrated while she was in office.


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