More trouble for Stella Oduah; ...FAAN, admits buying 4 armoured cars for Aviation Minister & Managing Director

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, Hope Uzodinma, on Wednesday said the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) purchased two armoured vehicles for Aviation minister, Stella Oduah and another two for its Managing Director, George Uriesi.

Mr. Uzodinma spoke to newsmen on the sidelines of the investigation into the purchase of two armoured vehicles by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for Aviation Minister Oduah.

He said that FAAN Managing Director, Mr. Uriesi, told the committee on oath that his agency purchased 202 operational cars and two bullet-proofs cars for the office of the managing director.
“Uriesi did confirm that among the operational vehicles they purchased, four of them are armoured vehicles, two for the managing director and two for the minister.

“We told them to go back and put everything in writing and make comprehensive statements on all vehicles purchased.

“They bought a total number of 202 vehicles for different operations so until they come back on Monday we cannot rush into conclusion.

“The managing director of FAAN said they did a funding arrangement with a commercial bank,’’ he said.
Senator Uzodinma, who said investigations were still ongoing, promised that the committee was committed to undertaking a holistic probe to ensure that all anomalies were corrected to reposition the sector.

He quoted the FAAN managing director as saying that the Ms Oduah gave approval for the purchase of the armoured vehicles.

The Senate Committee on Aviation had on Oct. 29, queried FAAN over the purchase of four bullet-proof cars for use by the managing director

Mr. Uriesi told the committee that the vehicles included two Lexus Limousine cars and two Prado jeeps.

He said that contrary to insinuations, the limousines were purchased at the cost N60 million each and not N70 million.

Mr. Uriesi, who said that he did not have details of the cost of the Prado jeeps, however, said the vehicles were still in the custody of the bankers which funded the purchase.

The committee ordered the managing director to appear before it on Nov. 4, with comprehensive details of the transaction and the documents for all the purchases.

This new revelation came to light while a shocked nation is still investigation the purchase of two armoured cars for the aviation minister by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

The cars were bought for a whooping N255million.
...and some people claim Madam Bullet-proof is being persecuted for the good works shes doing in the Aviation sector?!

Kudos to her for doing a great job, thats her primary responsibility!

"There's never a smoke without fire"! ...all these revelations might be politically motivated, but not far from the truth in my opinion.


  1. This woman and armoured cars sha! 2 from the former scandal and 2 from this agency too. What is she doing with four armoured cars when Nigerians are suffering. God will expose and disgrace them all

  2. Akeredolu Adeniyi31 October 2013 at 19:15

    Is this woman starting the World War 3?? By storing ARMOURED cars??? Bcos I don't understand anymore! Na wa O!


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