Saturday, June 7, 2014

House of Reps orders Stella Oduah’s N225M Bullet Proof Cars to be Returned

In October 2013, Nigeria’s former Minister of Aviation Stella Oduah made headlines for acquiring two black BMW 760 Li HSS bullet proof cars.
The cars valued at $1.6 million (N255 million) was purchased by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority – NCAA for Oduah.
Joe Obi, the Special Assistant to Oduah during her tenure, claimed the cars were purchased for “security reasons”. If you missed the info, read it here.
Yesterday the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, ordered the NCAA to return the cars to the contractor and recover the money.
The cars are currently parked in Abuja, with no government official making use of them.
Nkiruja Chidubem Onyejeocha said NCAA has no reason for keeping the cars, stressing the contract term between the NCAA and Coscharis Motors be cancelled.
“What we said about the bullet proof cars is that the contract should be cancelled and that they do not have any business keeping the cars. It should be returned to the supplier and then recover our money,” Onyejeocha said.

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