Press Release: ANEEJ Condemns Aviation Minister's N255m Cars


BENIN CITY—-United States based online publication, Sahara Reporters recently reported that the aviation minister had compelled the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, to purchase two BMW cars worth N255 million for her.
Expectedly, the story went viral on the internet for days before the Ministry of Aviation confirmed to a national newspaper recently that the cars had been bought for the minister because her life is under real and imminent threat. The newspaper quoted Mr. Joe Obi, Special Assistant on Media to the Minister, as saying that the two armoured BMW cars were to protect his boss from “imminent threats.”
The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) condemns the Minister of Aviation for  the  profligacy and corrupt  use of public funds to purchase  two BMW armoured  cars. It presents the Minister as Janus, the Italian god of wine with double-faced, speaking with two mouths. The Minister of Aviation at the public hearing organised by the National Assembly over the controversial  grounding of the Rivers State Government Aircraft, had told the prying assemblymen that  she does not control  the operations of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, the same agency where she collected N255m to purchase two cars …

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