The Presidency has assured Nigerians that President Goodluck Jonathan will not shield the embattled Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Oduah, on the N255m bulletproof cars allegedly bought for her use by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA.
The Presidency’s position was made known by Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Dr. Ahmed Gulak on Thursday in Abuja.
According to Gulak, the President would sanction any person involved in the scandal no matter how highly placed but not until the three-man administrative panel set-up by Mr. Jonathan concludes their investigation on the matter.
The presidential aide added that the fact that the National Assembly was also investigating the matter showed government’s serious approach to the issue.
Gulak said, “How can people be accusing the President of planning to cover up the minister?
“If he had planned a cover-up for her, he would not have bothered to query her. If he wanted to do cover up, the President would not have constituted a probe panel to investigate the matter.
“I can tell you authoritatively that President Jonathan will not cover up anybody.
“We should all wait for the outcome of the panel and see what the President will do. What I know is that he will not hesitate to sanction anybody found wanting, no matter how highly placed.