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Published On: Tue, Jun 10th, 2014

Missing $20b: Nigerian Protesters to Ambush Deziani in Austria

Deziani Allison-Maduake

LAGOS JUNE 10TH (URHOBOTODAY)-When Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, the Alternate President of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), arrives at the 165th (Ordinary) Meeting of the group in Austria on Wednesday, she will find a hostile reception waiting at the gates if everything goes as planned.
Gate Keepers Foundation, an organization based in Europe, is organizing a public protest of Nigerians who are interested in the growth and development of the country to demand for the immediate sack/suspension of the Minister from the presidency.
“The protest has become necessary as a result of the failure of Diezani to account for the $20billion the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) failed to remit to the Federation Account and the N10billion she allegedly squandered on private jets in just two years,” the group said in a statement signed by Blessing Agbomhmre, its Executive Director.
According to the statement, the protest will begin at the OPEC Secretariat, Helferstorferstrasse 17, A-1010, Vienna, at 9.00am (local time).
“We call on Nigerians in Diaspora especially in Europe to come out with their placards to occupy the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna and stay there until the Secretary-General of OPEC suspends/sacks Diezani; pending when the $20billion is refunded to the Federation Account by the NNPC and the N10billion allegedly used to fly private jets is properly accounted for,” Gate Keepers said, reminding Nigerians of the saying, “The man dies who keeps silent in the face of evil.”
The organization’s phone number was given as:
It is widely-known in Nigeria that the presidency and the Senate are trying to puncture the charges against Alison-Madueke. The Senators are alleged to have been heavily bribed to ensure that the Minister, who is a close friend of President Goodluck Jonathan, is not indicted.
Source: Saharareporters

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