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Senate interrogates Aviation minister

05 November 2013, 14:40

Abuja - The upper chamber of the National Assembly will interrogate the embattled Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah on Wednesday over the alleged cars scandal, Punch reports.

The Senate had summoned the minister to appear before it and explain her involvement in the N255m bullet-proof cars scandal which has rocked the aviation sector.

The minister is expected to give a detailed explanation also on the air crashes that have bedeviled the sector in recent past. She will explain her roles in the October 3, 2013 Associated Airlines plane crash in Lagos.

Oduah, on Thursday, denied wrongdoing before a House of Representatives panel, and pushing the blames on her aides and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA.

She denied requesting for, or being the beneficiary of two armoured cars purchased by the NCAA- a procurement neither listed in government budget nor executed in accordance with public procurement regulations.

She admitted, however, endorsing the purchase which has a total contract cost five times higher than her official approval powers.

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