Former Minister of Aviation, Senator Stella Oduah has cried out over attempts by her political enemies to use the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against her.
“To start with, I do not know where any letter on the probe is because nobody has invited me, and as far as I know, there is nothing and there cannot be anything on invitation for purchase of a BMW. I did not buy a BMW; I have never bought a BMW. The BMW is a property of the government, and it is still in government care.”
“The car is with the agency that bought it. The agency is still using it, and so, why will the car which belongs to government and in the care of government and being used by government, be an issue for me? I have since left the ministry.”
“I think some people are not just comfortable that what we did in aviation is unimaginable. What we did in aviation was so far-reaching that it had never been done before; it was unprecedented. To get into the lounge where people sit was impossible; most motor parks were better than what we had at the airport, whether in Lagos, Abuja or Sokoto.”
“We took them on and efficiently, and in a very timely manner, changed every one of them and made Nigeria airspace safe. Safety of Nigerian passengers was made a priority while I was Aviation Minister, landing gears, flight gadgets, and every single thing was functioning to make Nigeria’s airspace recognised by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). I challenge anybody to just do a spreadsheet; how aviation was before, how I made aviation and how aviation is today.”