The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority [NCAA] did not purchase bullet proof cars as widely alleged by the media but only leased them, Minister of Aviation Princess Stella Oduah said in Abuja yesterday.
When asked in the Media Trust Limited’s head office about her thoughts about the outcome of the administrative inquiry ordered by President Goodluck Jonathan into the bullet proof cars’ purchase, Ms Oduh said,
“I really would not want to respond to that. The only thing I want to say is that armoured cars were not bought in the minister’s name. In fact, no armoured cars were bought by NCAA. NCAA only leased them. As regards the report of the President’s panel, I really don’t know how to respond. I am not a member of that panel so I cannot speak for it.”
The Minister dismissed some reports which said she was seen at the State House waiting to collect her sack letter.
Stella Oduah also touched upon several relevant topics, including the new national carrier to be unveiled in January, plans to transform Nigeria’s lesser airports to create wealth for local communities through industrialization and the upcoming pulling down and rebuilding of the old Kano Airport.