Ben Agande, Abuja.
The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Deziani Allison-Maduekwe, Thursday attributed the unrelenting attack on her office to those she said had been frustrated from continuing with their nefarious deals in the petroleum sector of the economy.
In an interview in Abuja on Thursday the minister said those who have no skeleton in their cupboards need not be afraid of the reforms in the sector as it was meant to benefit all Nigerians.
“A vast majority of Nigerians are happy with Mr. Jonathan for the far reaching decisions his administration has taken to stabilise the sector.
“Those fighting the government in the media are doing so because we have been able to frustrate their efforts in strangulating the economy through their devilish black market and questionable profiteering at the expense of the Nigeria people.
“I would not want to join issues with those criticising me because they are crying foul that through us Mr. President has broken the old order where things are done without coordination.
What is hurting them is that we have put policies in place where they can no longer cheat the government and cause untold hardship for millions of our Nigerians” she said.
According to her, no amount of blackmail would stop her from continuing to pursue the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan in the oil and gas sector.
She reiterated that the few individuals angling for her sack were doing so because she has refused to continue the ‘business as usual’ tradition in the oil and gas sector of the economy.
She vowed that never again will the government allow the return of the age-long cartel in the country’s oil and gas sector, adding that despite the unjustified criticism and unfounded allegations against her, her greatest joy is that majority of Nigerians in the sector appreciate the good work her ministry and agencies under her are doing to reposition the oil and gas sector.
According to her, operators and stakeholders in the oil and gas sector that have the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians at heart need not be afraid of her leadership style, except those that have skeleton in their cupboard.
While commending the cordial relationship between her and top officials of the Ministry including those of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Petroleum Pricing and Marketing Company (PPMC), Directorate of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and other parastatals of the Ministry, Mrs Allison-Madukwe explained it was the harmonious relationship that has brought about the high level successes by government in the sector.
She solicited the corporation of Nigerians, oil companies and other investors at all times in order to achieve Mr President’s objectives for the sector, and commended the leadership of various union in the sector for standing by President Jonathan in the ongoing reforms of the sector.
Comments are moderated. Please keep them clean and brief.
Headlines Newsview all
The Campaign for Democracy on Friday asked the British Government to return Nigeria’s looted fund in its custody or be ready to face massive protest. It ... Full story
Auditors appointed by the United Kingdom’s Charity Commission to review the accounts of the UK branch of the popular Christ Embassy, have raised eyebrows over ... Full story
According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, eleven officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission who supervised the 2015 general elections in Gombe State ... Full story
Rate this article
- Ese Oruru: Yinusa names child ‘Fatima’ from prison
- Troops Recover S3x Enhancing Drugs From Boko Haram
- My Hands Are Clean On Sharia ‘Smuggling’ Says Dogara
By Abayomi Kalejaye In J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic adventure trilogy, Lord of the Rings, the ephemeral defeat of the villain, Sauron, by the hand of ...
YBNL singer, Adekunle Gold, has opened up on how he switched from his Islam faith to becoming a full fletched Christian. Gold also mentioned that his ...
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has signed a new five-year deal with the club. Busquets, 27, has established himself as one of the best defensive midfielders in ...
According to Ghanaian media personality Ameyaw Debrah, award winning Nigerian video director, Clarence Peters, was robbed of his production equipment and other belongings estimated at ...
Face of Idoma carnival, Queen Ashley Yusuf was involved in a terrific motor accident along deadly Lafia - Akwanga road in Nassarawa state on Tuesday ... Full story
Confederation of African Football, CAF, has slammed a five-year ban on embattled Chris Giwa and four four of his disciples thereby confirming and extending the ...
Lazio midfielder Ogenyi Onazi will captain Nigeria in their friendly game against Mali in Rouen, France, tonight. The 23-year-old Onazi is one of the most senior ...
The Garden City of Port Harcourt will this evening play host to Joseph Yobo's testimonial match in celebration of his retirement and centenary appearance for ...
Newly appointed manager of Manchester United Jose Mourinho gave his first interview to the club's TV channel, MUTV. Watch the video below. ...
Former Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has signed a two-year extension to his contract at Lille, the French club have announced. Enyeama’s previous deal was due to ...