Dele Momodu’s Interview With Diezani: Emir Sanusi Calls Ex-Petrol Minister A Liar

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Nov 15, 2015 – Dele Momodu’s Interview With Diezani: Emir Sanusi Calls Ex-Petrol Minister A Liar

Less than 24 hours after ex-Nigeria’s minister of petroleum, resources Diezani Alison-Madueke’s interview with Ovation International publisher, Dele Momodu hit the airwaves, rebuttal to her claims, has started pouring out.

Diezani, who is now battling cancer had told Dele Momodu in the said interview that no money was missing under her watch especially the much publicised $20billion, which Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, as CBN governor, had told the nation, developed legs and disappeared from the country’s coffers.

She also said Sanusi may have erroneously believed that it was her who frustrated his ambition in becoming the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), saying that it was Jonathan’s men that stopped his bid.

However, his rebuttal, said that Diezani was not telling the truth. He insisted that she knows that monies running into billions of dollars were missing under her as the Minister of Petroleum.

“The question Diezani has to answer is: “Was there $6bn said to have been remitted to NPDC which they denied? As for that denial, who is holding that money? What happened to the inflated N6 per litre kerosene subsidy? Where is the money said to be paid to that effect? All these questions formed the basis upon which I was suspended and denied the AfDB job,” he stated.

Emir Sanusi reminded the embattled former minister that what he did was neither a personal war nor was it targeted at anybody. He declared that if anybody is affected by the revelation, he or she should come forward and clear their name.

“Certainly, this is nothing personal. It is our nation’s money we are talking about. One cannot take away the treasury and expect to go scot-free. He must answer the basic questions. Everyone is aware that I was punished by former President Jonathan for exposing the missing $20bn.”

The Emir said he was denied Nigeria’s backing for the AfDB job because of the $20bn allegation, adding that it was on record that a week after he exposed the matter, Jonathan wrote a letter withdrawing his nomination as Nigeria’s candidate and replaced him with then Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina.

Sanusi said it was not a hidden fact he expressed interest in the AfDB job when the position became vacant. He noted that while he expressed lack of interest in a second term as CBN Governor, he wrote a letter to Jonathan and the Senate and also discussed his AfDB ambition extensively with the Ministers of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adobe.

The monarch further explained that his meeting with Jonathan on the AfDB job was witnessed by the former President’s Principal Private Secretary, Hassan Tukur. Sanusi recalled that Jonathan even directed Hassan to start campaigning for him among African leaders, which the aide did by writing a letter to one of them.

“It is not something that is hidden that anybody who is seeking that job must get the support of his country. Knowing fully that I went to the President with my intention and before I made the exposure of the $20bn oil deal, Jonathan clearly declared his support for me. He even directed Hassan Tukur, his Principal Private Secretary to write to African heads of state. So, what is Diezani saying? One can now see that she is lying.

“My suspension came a week after I made the disclosure of the missing monies, precisely on February 20, 2014. As at that time, I was the only candidate from Nigeria gunning for the AfDB job, but you know one cannot have it when he is suspended. My passports were all confiscated. Jonathan, in trying to punish me, denied me of the job and replaced me with Akinwunmi Adesina, who happens to be my personal friend.”

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5 thoughts on “Dele Momodu’s Interview With Diezani: Emir Sanusi Calls Ex-Petrol Minister A Liar

  1. I’m highly interested in knowing who initiated the interview meeting between former petroleum minister-Criminal and Looter Madueke and Dele Momodu of Ovation. If this animal disguising as a cancer patient in England called and paid Momodu for the dubious interview to deceive Nigerian people, its means that Dele Momodu has completely lost his credibility in the media business. She used this unprofessional journalist for false propaganda, lies and to falsefully draw sympathy for her staged conditions. If she is not guilty of any wrong doing, then why did she ran to a foreign country seeking for asylum after PMB took over power? She will definitely pay for looting our national treasure to bankruptcy with the help and permission of criminal and dumb Badluck Jonathan. There is God ooooooooooooo!

  2. When I heard initially Dele Momodu’s name making rounds that he was one of the ministers being scouted for Buhari’s administration; I became worried because of his antecident treacherous history. He has always played the mole behaviour in all of past Nigerian administrations while pretending to be decent person but, rather one of most fearful political hawks in Nigeria. Dele Momodu is a traitor and Nigerians hense should treat him as such. Dele Momodu falls in the same charracter as Dizeani who are both undeserving of Nigerians’ respect and they both must be so treated. PERIOD.!!!

  3. Dele Momodu must stop using this woman scandal to enrich himself. I don’t trust this guy anymore. Dele Momodu has deviated from the right path when he was an Editor of Fame magazine in early 90’s. Dele Momodu must stop using her terminal disease to attract sympathy from Nigerians. This woman’s action has caused untimely death, starvation and poverty to many Nigerians. We need to stop expressing unnecessary sympathy to this woman. All she has to do is to relinquish the money she stole because we need that money to divert that to our health sector in order to treat other cancer patients too. She is privilege enough to quickly jump into plane to seek medical solution for her cancer ailment while leaving thousands to die of the same disease. Is this fair? until this woman testify on how $20 billion disappeared under her watch as minister of petroleum she will never get any sympathy from Nigerians.

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