Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Diezani Alison-Madueke Saga is 90% Fiction and 10% Political Brouhaha

Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke has suddenly snatched the headlines from Boko Haram since she was arrested in London and released on bail last Friday on allegations of bribery, corruption and money laundering.

If bribery, corruption and money laundering are the reasons for arresting her, then I wonder why many of the political gangsters who have been plundering and squandering our riches have been traveling to and from UK without any harassment by the British law enforcement agents since Onyeka Onwenu's anti-corruption documentary film "Nigeria, A Squandering of Riches" on corruption in high places before the December 31,1983 military coup which catapulted Gen. Muhammadu Buhari into military power before he was toppled on August 27, 1985.
If all Nigerian politicians with properties in the UK should be investigated for bribery, corruption and money laundering, majority of them would be found guilty from the APC to the PDP.

I know majority of Nigerians cannot see the connection of the arrest of Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke with what former British Prime Minister, Mr. Tony Blair told President Muhammadu Buhari to overhaul the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation *NNPC) which is under the Ministry of Petroleum Resources she was heading in the government of the immediate former President of Nigeria, Mr. Goodluck Jonathan.

When did Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke even join the oil industry?
In 2002, when she returned from the U.S and got employed by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC). And the rot in the oil industry has been there even before she went to the UK as she student in her teens.
All those commenting and writing defamatory reports on her are just doing nothing but to give a dog a bad name and hang it. And they are making more noise than sense in political brouhaha amplified by the new ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) in their desperation to use Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke as the scapegoat for the discredited administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan

There is no money laundering without the connivance of foreigners and there have been bribery and corruption and money laundering in the oil industry since Shell and British Petroleum discovered crude oil in Oloibiri, Bayelsa State, in 1956. And these multinational oil companies from Shell to Chevron, Mobil, Total and others have been in the messy oil deals before the former Petroleum Minister even started primary school and they have been enjoying their loot and giving out some millions of dollars as scholarships to students from the host communities and the rest of Nigeria in image laundering they call Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
They have been laundering billions of dollars before she joined the NNPC about 13 years ago and none of their citizens has been harassed and embarrassed as they are now doing to Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke when heaven knows they are now holier than her.
So, who is fooling whom?

The most preposterous and ridiculous of all the rumours is the childish and foolish allegation that she wanted to buy the entire Hyde Park for £13 billion (N3 trillion)!
Of course anyone who believes this British Bullshit needs to buy himself or herself a brain.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, Publisher/Editor of Nigerians Report Online

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