Deziani Alison-Madueke, dismisses the clamour for her removal
Nigerian Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Deziani Alison-Madueke, Thursday dismissed the clamour for her removal by President Goodluck Jonathan, describing those behind the plot as blackmailers
Alison-Madueke said she would remain focused and committed to her job and embark on reforms in the oil and gas sector.
She stated that her schedule of duty was closely tied to the transformation agenda of the president in the oil and gas sector.
According to her, those clamouring for her removal were doing so because she has refused to continue the ‘business as usual’ tradition in the oil and gas sector.
She added that those alleging that she is corrupt and inefficient are those that have skeletons in their cupboards and have for long participated in the shadowy control of the oil and gas sector.
The minister expressed confidence that despite the wranglings by her detractors, her greatest joy is that “a vast majority of Nigerians are happy with Dr. Jonathan for the far reaching decisions his administration has taken to stabilise the sector.”
She further stated that “I would not want to join issues with those criticising me because they are crying foul that through us Mr. President has broken the old order where things are done without coordination. What is hurting them is that we have put policies in place where they can no longer cheat the government and cause untold hardship for millions of our Nigerians.”