More Trouble For Oduah As More Armoured Cars Discovered


There appears to be no end in sight for embattled Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, as it emerged on Wednesday evening that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) purchased two other armoured vehicles for the minister and another two for its Managing Director, George Uriesi.

Disclosing this on Wednesday, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, Hope Uzodinma, said the FAAN MD told the committee on oath that his agency purchased 202 operational cars and two bulletproofs cars for the office of the managing director on the approval of Oduah.

Speaking at the committee’s investigation into the purchase of two armoured vehicles by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for the aviation minister, Uzodinma said: “Uriesi did confirm that among the operational vehicles they purchased, four of them are armoured vehicles, two for the managing director and two for the minister.

“We told them to go back and put everything in writing and make comprehensive statements on all vehicles purchased.

“They bought a total number of 202 vehicles for different operations so until they come back on Monday we cannot rush into conclusion.

“The managing director of FAAN said they did a funding arrangement with a commercial bank,’’ he said.

Uriesi while stating that the armoured vehicles included two Lexus Limousine cars and two Prado jeeps, said that contrary to insinuations, the limousines were purchased at N60 million each and not N70 million.

The FAAN is expected to appear before the committee on Tuesday, November 4 again with comprehensive details of the transaction and the documents for all the purchases.