N255m Bulletproof Cars: S’East, S’South Professionals Advice Aviation Minister To Step Aside

oduahThe South-East and South-South Professionals Forum has advised the embattled Aviation Minister, Ms. Stella Oduah to step aside to allow for a proper investigation of the N255 million armoured cars’ scandal rocking the ministry.

While the Forum said it was not pre-empting the outcome of the various panels set up to investigate the scandal, it expressed disappointment that it happened under Ms. Oduah’s watch.

The Forum’s President, Emeka Ugwu-Oju, who spoke at a stakeholders’ meeting organised to marshal their position on the national dialogue in Benin, Edo State, on Monday, said “We are not saying she is guilty but for what has happened in the ministry under her watch, it is clear the ministry could afford such money for some frivolous purposes. It is a wrong thing to do and somebody has to take responsibility.

“We are of the view that the current minister of aviation should go. She is going not because she is found culpable but we are looking at the overall picture of values.

“The honourable thing for her to do is to step aside and go”.