Diezani Alison-Madueke approved as possible Nigerian federal cabinet minister
ABUJA, Nigeria (eNewsPR- July 1st, 2011) - On Wednesday, Diezani Alison-Madueke was officially approved by the senate as a possible minister for President Goodluck Jonathan’s federal cabinet after being questioned on her intentions for Nigeria; Mrs. Alison-Madueke was part of seven of the thirty-four ministerial nominees cross-examined.
Proceedings for the questioning began at 8:00 am, with Senator Joy Emodi leading the sessions, who was later introduced by the Senate Leader Victor Ndoma-Egba as Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters.
As the former Honorable Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke was ushered into the chamber, the atmosphere became charged. This was possibly due to harsh criticism and media backlash seen against her of recent.
However, despite these barriers, Mrs. Alison-Madueke remained calm throughout the screening and at intervals responded with smiles. As expected, the allegations set against her in the media were put forth in the examination, but she remained collective and explained that it was because of her stepping on some powerful toes in the course of her reform agenda in the oil industry.
Those who were also approved by the senate were Emeka Wogu (Abia), Senator Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Godsday Orubebe (Delta), Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu (Ebonyi), Navy Capt. Caleb Olubolade (Ekiti) and Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa’i (Jigawa).
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