No blackmail ‘ll stop oil and gas reform – Alison-Madueke

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From JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE, Abuja

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Deziani Alison-Madueke, has said the only reason she is hated so much is because she has stopped the “business as usual” tradition in the oil and gas sector. She told newsmen in Abuja yesterday that the reforms in the sector have come to stay, blackmail or not, noting that those with skeletons in their cupboards are afraid of her leadership style.

Alison-Madueke said that some people clamouring for her sack were doing so because she is a stumbling block to their corruption tendencies, dismissing those labelling her as corrupt and inefficient as people simply afraid of the reform agenda in the sector.

She said that never again will the government allow the return of the age-long cartel in the oil and gas sector. The minister said that despite the unjustified criticism and unfounded allegations against her, her greatest joy is that “a vast majority of Nigerians are happy with President Jonathan for the far-reaching decisions his administration had taken to stabilise the sector”.

She described those engaging in media war against the government as frustrated 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 Nigerian 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 Nigerians”.

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 skeletons in their cupboards. 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, Alison-Madueke said it was the harmonious relationship that has brought about the high level successes by government in the sector.

She solicited the co-operation of Nigerians, oil companies and other investors at all times to achieve Mr President’s objectives for the sector, and commended the leadership of various unions in the sector for standing by President Jonathan in the ongoing reform.

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  1. MY BIGI MAMA CARRY GO WITH YOUR REFORM NO WAHALA, NO MIND THEM AT ALL, NA TRIBALISM THEY WORRY THEM ALL, YOU WILL MATCH THEM AND CLIMB THEIR HEAD TO YOUR PROMISE LAND

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  3. NATURALLY MAN IS CORRUPT AND MOST NIGERIANS ARE EXCEPTIONALLY CORRUPT. THEY WOULD DO ANYTHING TO ACHEIVE THEIR EVIL DEVICES, EVEN TO THE EXTENT OF ELIMINATING THOSE THAT STAND ON THEIR WAY. MADAM IF KNOW YOU ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING, PLEASE CONTINUE, DON’T MIND THOSE LAZY AND CORRUPT NIGERIANS. BUT HOLD ON MADAM, ARE SURE THAT YOUR ARE NOT CORRUPT?

  4. Namadi Stephen on

    Which reform?
    Abi, Nigerian English dey different?
    De tin we dey see for Fuel & Gas na fraud dem dey call am.

  5. In owerri here we don’t have fuel what is wrog with our oil sector. Well 2 me but zik and harry in dat oil sector ar corrupt we ar not blind we know wot u ppl can do.

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  7. That woman is a girl friend of President goodluck na why he no sack her de way he sack others.Abi dis woman think say we be mumu.Fuck off corrupt woman.if i be you i for don resign since but all of you greedy thiefs no get shame for face

  8. Well, reform from fuel availability to scarcity?Yes. Shortchanging Nigerians at all levels of oil/gas transactions? that is killing the economy, the outcome is not too far.

  9. Madam, is a truth that in Nigeria evil men prevails but can’t prevail against the truth. God has brought you to sanitized the system. Therefore, you must do the right thing never minding what the gainsayers are saying. Knowing we ‘re all responsible and accountable to Him. We have patriotic citizens that ‘re in full support of the President’s transformation agenda and hoping through your diligent efforts, in less than no time it shall come to fruition in Jesus name. More grease on your wheel of this transformation agenda. And long live all well meaning Nigerians, the President, members of his cabinets and long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

  10. Go ahead, clean up that rotten sector of our economy. Genuine reformers are always hated and despised in the short run but celebrated later! It is a tough call but the look on your face say’s you are a tougher cookie Ma’am. If cleaning that sector is hitting them where it hurts the most, my prayer is that you tighten the screws and adjust your clutch a little lower. That is where it hurts the most! Dont just clutch Ma’am, squeeze harder!

  11. Lies can only run sprints but truth runs marathons. Madam keep up the good work. I have always believed you mean well for the country inspite of false accusations from dimwits who accuse you of imaginary crimes. Keep up the good work. History will vindicate you.

  12. After All reform will still remain were are,wether reform,price increase in petroleum ,probe, life still remain de same in nigeria.Hahahahahahah see Rat making care of sweet dry fish. Na de same people

  13. Madam nobody dey blackmail you, Na you dey blackmail yourself. Nigerians do appreciate good work when they see one, We have not seen that in you, all we see in you are fraud, corruption and looting.
    The former NAFDAC boss Mrs Dora Akinyili did went to the media before all Nigerians says she is doing her work perfectly, Although your boy friend sacked him, it did not take a rocket science for Nigerians to appreciate the little improvement in power sector during Barth Nnaji.
    Although Ribadu was under the firm grip of OBJ but still Nigerians still knew that he is an upright man.
    Tam David West did marvelously well during his time as petroleum Minister. You can bear witness to that, I do know wetin you cook give GEJ.
    So you , yourself knew where you fit in.

  14. Whether she is corrupt or not we are making progress. becos they have started naming some pple for the rot in the sector, they may have excluded themselves & friend. they are
    not going stay there forever, if some pple come tomorrow & name we will know they not innocent as they claim to be but if they not named we will know they are innocent . may be that time pple will be jailed for stealing our commonwealth.

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  16. madam, even if you are corrupt, you cannot be as corrupt as your predecesors, pls continue to deal with the thiefs in that sector. Since that part of the country has been rulling this country, they have turned this ministry [petroleum] into their private business and no one dare ask question. Pls try as much as possible to loosen their grip on that ministry and nigeria will come back to life. How I wish u will be there for more 5years. Pls dont look back my queen, carry go.

  17. Madam, which reform are u talkin about ? Fuel subsidies were stopped but we are yet to see any meaninful projects from d funds realocated to SURE and state governments. There is scarcity of petroleum products all over the nation. And nobody has gone to prison for misappropiating subsidy funds after the house committee probe n more recently the petroleum special task force report showed that people looted from petroleum funds… Even without a probe, we common sense tells us that tax payers funds were looted because 300 billion was budgeted but 2.3 trillion was spent. So Madam I ask you again, Which reform has the government of President Goodluck Jonathan carried out ?

  18. SHE HAVE DONE NOTING, THIS COUNTRY IS STILL GOING DOWN. DO WE NEED TO CHASE THIEF, THE TRUTH IS NO WE DONT BECAUSE THE LAW SHOULD DO ALL THAT

  19. People like this Evans should be buried for such nonsense statement, it seems that you do not have home training or because the page is open for free that is why you are making a nasty comments to a married woman, talking about boyfriend. Sorry for yourself, no home brought up

  20. Always reform in the sector but never seen the positive side of the reformation, we are still facing fuel scarcity over the country, we are still importing fuel from Gabon and Ivory coast, we are still buying a litre of fuel at the rate of one hundred and eighty Maira, our refineries are shadow of themselve. Na reform be dat?

  21. evans if u do not have any reasonable comment to write pls stop. dat she is working for d country does not mean she does not have her family ad respect. lets be guided the way we make our comment.

  22. My able minister don’t mind d detractors.jst continue to remain focused.it shall b well wt nigeria.if corruption shld remain statusquo ppl will complain,if u want to erradicate d same corruption ppl will complain.bt never relent & dont b deterred.same ppl dat condemned jonathan 4 appointing jegga as inec chairman ar d same ppl showering enconmuim @ jonathan & jegga.keep up d good work these same condemers will turn around to praise u in d future.oil racketer cannot hold our nation hostage 4 too long.every day 4 d theif,one day 4 d owner.God will reward u 4 ur doggedness.

  23. Goodwill Oleka on

    our problem is that we allow these people to deceive us very easily, tell me who an who is she blocking their ways from stealing crude oil in Nigeria? For some of us who do not know the business which this woman is doing in the oil industry then hear this; do you know that loading of petroleum products was allocated to agents who now sale at their own terms And this contributed to the fluctuation you are seeing in oil price in some states of the Federation. She only talk and talk, who and who is stealing oil in Nigeria, PDP members so how proud can she be to tell us that she is fighting the PDP members who gave her this appointment ? Can she tell us the quantity of crude oil that is been explored in this country weekly neither can she tell us the amount of crude oil that is being sold out of this country daily????, She is not doing any meaningful job believe it or you argue it but all I know is that, God will pay them back at his own time And in his own way.

  24. Reformation my foot! You are sanitizing the sector no proof no result. We were buying fuel at rate #65 before you and your partner in crime badluck Jonathan took over, now the fuel price is on the high side in every nook and cranny of this God-giving country called Nigeria. Bunch of criminals

  25. May God forgive u madam petroleum minister…u will eventually dance naked at eagle’s square for all d evil u r championing in d oil sector..a leopard cant change its spots.u r an hopeless and evil thief..dts wot u’v been.WE KNOW U…Wait,u ‘l surely be disgraced and dumped in a refuse_dump.MARK MY WORDS!

  26. @ Chilly, if she cannot stand the heat, let her get out of the kitchen.
    You want us to clap for her over poor performance ? She did the same thing when she was the Minister of works, she went to Benin – Ore road and was crying like a babe.
    We thought that a mother have to console us. What did she do after that to Ore road ? You know the answer.
    After all the F–K she was rewarded with Petroleum minister and you Chilly is telling me that this is for nothing.
    We no be small piken ooooooooo

  27. 1. The spelling of ‘corruption’ is too long, so to shorten it, just draw de map of Nigeria And continue. 2. In an exam hall, if they ask ‘wot is corruption?’ just write ‘Nigeria’ and have ur full mark. 3. If they ask a child of primary 3 to write ‘corruption’ on the black board he should just draw 4 big towers (NNPC) and sit down. Its a pity!

  28. Okonuduak Elelei on

    Chilly is very correct. Evan’s has a very carnal mind that has prevented him from making sane and guided statements over the media. Make your suggestions and stop using carnal language. Most people who make damnable criticisms are worse, more corrupt than those they crucify. The best way to judge the sincerety of this Government should be for us to wait and see how they will implement the recommendations of the three committees. Lets be patient and get the facts before we execute

  29. Godwin Oleka and Mbadiwe have said it all. You are doing a reform and the price of petrol is on the increase everyday. Reform my foot.

  30. Big and fancy talk, how many culprits have been indicted?
    And what is happening to the prices of kerosene and fuel now? Get off your high horse and do something to elevate the sufferings of the Nigerian masses, or have you now started chopping where your predecessors left-off.

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