The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) today described as a “welcome development,” yesterday’s sacking of the Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah.
The Aviation minister was removed alongside her Niger Delta Affairs counterpart, Mr. Godsday Orubebe; Police Affairs Minister, Navy Cpt. Caleb Olubolade; and the Minister of State for Finance, Dr. Yerima Ngama.
Oduah had been in the eye of the storm since last year over the purchase of two bulletproof BMW cars for N255m, an amount which was found to be grossly above the market value.
CACOL Executive Chairman, Comrade Debo Adeniran said, “This is a right step in right direction, though long overdue but it is better late than never. Some of us are elated by the re-engineering going on in the system. We appreciate the move for it is a positive one. Maybe if the complete overhaul is done, the authority at the centre might win our hearts back to its side.”
He called for more purging of the federal cabinet. “Jonathan should extend more of this action to every nook and cranny of his government as we have a lot of mediocres occupying high offices under his leadership and that is why there is no substantial achievement for people to applaud,” he said.
The anti-corruption crusader further called on the anti-graft agencies to prosecute Mrs. Oduah for the corrupt practices she perpetrated while she was a Minister.