After long appearance of dilly-dally, the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, finally appeared today before the House of Representatives Ad Hoc committee set up to investigate the bullet proof car scandal.
The minister who has been expected for sometime by the committee was initially scheduled to appear before the committee on Tuesday but she deferred her appearance till today due to the bilateral air-service agreement signing in Israel.
Mrs. Oduah told the committee members that the NCAA bought the cars for foreign dignitaries. She added that the bullet proof car scandal was aimed at discrediting her team and give impression that her reform exercise were not succeeding. The committee, however, reminded her that the National Assembly had rejected the armour car idea in its budget.
Asked why she exceeded the approved limit, she said the letter sent to the NCAA was not final but advisory and that she directed the NCAA to do what she called the needful.