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Resigned now, senate tells Petroleum Minister

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Privatisation and Commercialisation, Gbenga Obadara has called for resignation of the Minister for Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, to allow fair probe into the ministry’s activities.

Obadara who represents Ogun Central Senatorial District, spoke in Abeokuta, yesterday, after a visit to his constituency. He said the Petroleum Minister, should step aside as to pave way for a genuine probe of the ministry under her watch.

He said: “The woman is not supposed to be on that seat pending the outcome of investigations into activities of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.

“I am not saying that she is guilty but from the series of revelations coming from the probe, she is not innocent, she ought to resign honourably as a decent person.

“I think when speaking of corruption, it is her ministry that is highly endemic in that aspect, so let her go or be re-assigned by the President to a less sensitive ministry, if Mr. President still wants her in his cabinet.

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