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Aviation Minister: Jonathan Recieves N255m Bullet Proof Cars Report



By Chukwu Ude

Stella Adaeze OduahOn arrival at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, President Goodluck Jonathan confirmed to State House correspondents that he has received the report by the three man panel set up to investigate the Minister of Aviation Stella Oduah.

The House of Representatives Aviation Committee which investigated the controversial purchase of N255million BMW bullet proof cars for Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, had recommended the ministers sack, a three-years jail term and a fine of N100,000 as stipulated by the law.

SaharaReporters broke the story in October about the purchase of the armored cars which then led the President to institute the panel to probe the procurement of two bullet proof cars by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, under the directive of the Minister.

The two cars were allegedly bought for N225million and the task expected of the panel members was to investigate the minister’s role, to determine if due process was followed in the procurement of the vehicles.

The content of the report has not been made public but Nigerians await to hear of what was recommended by the committee and the actions to be taken thereafter.  But according to the Independent Corrupt Practice and other related offenses commission (ICPC) act, its stipulates that, spending public funds on un-budgeted projects attracts three years in jail and a fine of N100, 000.

The three-member panel, chaired by the immediate former Head of Service of the Federation, Isa Bello, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dakusi, and Dick Iruenebere.

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