9 January 2014

Nigeria: Oduah Scandals a National Embarrassment - Lagos Assembly

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Nigeria Aviation Minister Princess Stella Oduah

The Lagos State House of Assembly has described the scandals around the minister of aviation, Ms Stella Oduah as an embarrassment to the nation.

The spokesman of the House and chairman, House Committee on Information, Strategy, Security and Publicity representing Epe Constituency II, Hon Segun Olulade made this known in a press statement yesterday.

While reacting to yet another scandal relating to certificate forgery, Olulade said President Goodluck Jonathan is deliberately reducing the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by refusing to do the needful such as in the case of Stella Oduah's too many scandals.

"Nigerians are not the only people reading the online tabloid; the news coming out in the newspapers are read globally by everybody, thereby giving the whole world spontaneous knowledge of what is going on around the world. And if for any reason, Mr President has continued to ignore high level scandals in his cabinet making headlines on daily basis, keeping the perpetrators in his cabinet and showing to Nigerians that 'he truly doesn't care', then Mr President is himself leading the team of the people fighting war against our nation's integrity."

Olulade noted that the scandals rocking the minister are too many and the president has no justification for refusing to sack her. He wondered why a minister will rush to remove her online profile upon confirmation that the credentials she claimed are fake.

"Instead of 'Madam Minister' to resign honourably and apologise to Nigerians, she rather rushed to erase fake section of her profile online. This is unthinkable! The aviation minister is only living a 'plastic life' not even expected from lower cadre citizens of this country", Olulade lamented.

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