President Goodluck has come under intense pressure to sack the Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah, over the bulletproof car scandal rocking the ministry.
The call for the minister’s removal followed the ministry’s confirmation on Wednesday that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority bought two bulletproof vehicles worth $1.6m (N255m) for the minister.
It was gathered on Friday, that the president’s associates have told him to remove Oduah to save the reputation of his administration.
“She has to go. We have told the President that. This disgrace is too much,” one of the president’s close associates revealed.
An online news medium, had reported on Tuesday that the armoured vehicles were delivered to the minister in August.
It reported that documents in its possession showed that the transaction for the purchase of the two BMW cars started in June, but the request for the delivery and payment for them was fast-tracked between August
13 and 15, 2013.
The NCAA on Friday said the cars were in its possession and are used to “convey the minister and visiting foreign dignitaries.”
This contradicted the statement of the minister’s aide, Mr. Joel Obi. who had earlier admitted that the cars were purchased because Oduah’s life was in danger.