House Summons Oduah Over Bulletproof Cars


Embattled Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah has been summoned to appear before the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation.

The minister, in the middle of corruption scandal involving the purchase of two bulletproof BMW cars valued at $1.6 million, is to appear Thursday October 31, 2013.

Oduah is expected to clarify issues relating to the controversial purchase of two cars by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA).

Despite the ministry’s attempt to deflect all the allegations of reckless spending of government money, the Bureau of Public Procurement (DPP) has already confirmed  that the National Civil Aviation Auhtority (NCAA) failed to follow due process in the purchase of the controversial cars.

Oduah is already the subject of a Presidential probe after President Goodluck Jonathan set up a three-man panel to investigate the allegations against the minister.

The committee also stressed that failure to honour ‘this last invitation’ would be viewed as deliberate.

It added that she would therefore be made to face the consequences of her action according to the provisions of the law.

Oduah was to appear before the panel on Oct. 24, but wrote to the committee that she was out of the country for the signing of Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) between Nigeria and Israel.