Stella Oduah And Jonathan Are Gallant Public Officers, Don’t Victimise Them – NANS President
The on-going drama trailing the contracted purchase of armoured vehicles, currently rocking the Nigerian Aviation ministry, especially the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, which has got the whole nation’s attention, has been described by the executives of the Nigerians Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), as an overblown issue which need not be over flogged, especially when she (Stella Oduah) had performed her national assignments gallantly.
During a chat with the NANS President, Yinka Gbadebo and the National Secretary, Comrade Daniel Momodu yesterday, they expressed dissatisfaction with the way the general populace and the media have been propagating the matter, stating that some salient issues were left pending.
While emphasising that the panel set up by President Goodluck Jonathan be allowed to analyse and ascertain whether there was indeed foul play involved in the purchase, the NANS President, Yinka Gbadebo, stressed that the virtues of and the continuous aviation reforms by the Minister of Aviation should be the focus. Gbadebo enjoined Nigerians to allow the panel does their job, adding that the focus on the Minister may be misplaced.
“We have heard that it was the NCCA that purchased the vehicles for the expected diplomats and not for the sole use by the Minister. If the car was for official use, why are we focusing on a particular person? Did she sign the documents to authorize purchase? I believe that she is being victimised for no cause.
It will be best if we all can just wait and allow the panel do their job while also allowing the minister to concentrate on her aviation reforms agenda because she has really done a lot for the industry, I believe that is the right step to take”, said Gbadebo.
Also speaking further on the matter, the National Secretary of NANS, Daniel Momodu said, “Everybody in the opposition are capitalising on all available propaganda to discredit the government of President Goodluck Jonathan. NANS is not in supporting of any act of corruption but we enjoin people to always be objective while addressing issues and people should deal with facts and not personalities.
“We want to advise our politicians to avoid comments that could derail the unity of this country; patriotism should be our watch word”
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