- Category: SPECIAL REPORTS
- Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:38
- By Ogbuefi Blogs
In a proper democratic government - not a Banana Republic - when a politician is caught and exposed for double standards, he resigns from his political portfolio. Example Mark Foley and of late Anthony Weiner. How about Diezani Madueke, Nigeria oil minister?
Diezani Allison Madueke, Nigeria`s oil minister, penultimate week introduced
untold hardship into Nigerian families by ordering the PPRA to announce the removal of oil subsidy. Consequently, cost of transportation increased by more than 100 percent. But a report I've just read online has exposed how the oil minister and her family enjoys Nigeria's oil money in a explosive jet lifestyle.
Above photo left: ugonna madueke onboard jet
Dailypost have revealed how Deziani Allison Madueke`s family were travelling around the globe in private jet, funded by a government, which she claim was broke and can no longer afford fuel subsidy.
While Nigerians suffer, its government officials and their families are living a jet lifestyle at tax payers expense.
Photos obtained from DailyPost Nigeria, reveals Nigeria Oil Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke’s sons, living like Kings in America , complete with private jet travels, luxury ship vacations, frolicking with local and international superstars such as Dbanj, Neyo and Cecil Hammond.
How long will people hired/appointed to serve in public offices continue to live off our resources?
Mrs. Winihin Jimide, Ugonna Madueke, Honoable Minister Mrs. Diezani Alison_Madueke, Permanent Secretary, Goni Sheikh, Chimezie Madueke and Chima Madueke
dbanj cecil hammond chima madueke
stretch limo oil minister
Coming on the development, another online media said: "Days before christmas,a widow had left her base with her five children to the village for Christmas. In her words, “i paid three thousand naira(N3,000.00) for each of us to travel to the village and had set aside another eighteen thousand (N18,000.00) for the return trip”. However, when she arrived the motor park on Jan . 2nd, one day after the removal of oil subsidy, she discovered that the cost of transportation had increased.
They asked her to pay six thousand naira (N6,000.00) per head, she broke down and wept openly and pleaded for three thousand naira per head. But her plea fell on deaf ears and was turned away. Simultaneously, Deziani Allison Madueke`s family were travelling around the globe in private jet, funded by a government, which she claim was broke."
Lucky for some, ain't it?
Diezani Alison-Madueke, also known as the bling bling lady was born on 6th December, 1960, in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, to the family of His Royal Majesty, late Frederick Abiye and Chief Mrs Beatrice Agama from Yenaka, Yenagoa Local Government Area, of Bayelsa State.
Mrs Alison-Madueke completed her early education in Nigeria and the United Kingdom before proceeding to study Architecture in the United States. She completed her 5-year professional Architectural degree at Howard University, Washington D. C.
She began her working career at Charles Szoradi Architects, moving on to American Interior Builders Inc. as Project Engineer, both in Washington D.C. In 1988, she joined Furman Construction Management Inc. Rockville, Maryland, as Design Coordinator, returning to Howard University as an in-house Project Manager and a member of the Planning and Development team responsible for the design and implementation of a comprehensive master building and renovation plan for the University.
Mrs Alison-Madueke joined Shell Petroleum Development Company in 1992 as Head of the Project Unit of the Estate Development Division in Lagos, supervising the refurbishing and Maintenance of the company’s real estate in Lagos, Abuja and Jos. She later moved to the External Affairs Directorate as Head of the newly instituted Corporate Issues Identification and Management Department.
In 2002, Mrs Alison-Madueke was awarded the prestigious British Foreign and Commonwealth Chevening Scholarship and proceeded on sabbatical leave to the Cambridge Judge Business School (then called “Judge Institute of Management”), Cambridge University Hughes Hall, UK, where she obtained an MBA in 2003.
On her return, she was appointed Shell Nigeria’s Senior JV Relations Adviser for Strategy and Planning and then Lead Ventures Relations Adviser, managing the company’s relations and reputation amongst its Joint Venture partners. In 2006, in recognition of her track record of excellence, she was appointed to the board of Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria Limited, as External Affairs Director, making her the first female to be so appointed in the history of Shell Petroleum Development Company’s business practice in Nigeria.
Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke has held three significant Federal cabinet positions in the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria since 2007:
1. Appointed first female Honourable Minister of Transportation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in July 2007, charged with the responsibility of over-seeing the Maritime, Aviation, Railways, and Road Infrastructure of the Nation;
2. Following a cabinet reshuffle in December 2008, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke was appointed the Honourable Minister of Mines and Steel Development in which she held the primary responsibility for directing the ministry’s mandate in the exploitation of the nation’s solid minerals and steel endowments;
3. After a cabinet dissolution in March 2010, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke was appointed Nigeria’s first female Honourable Minister for Petroleum Resources in which she holds the primary responsibility for the stewardship of Nigeria’s vast oil and gas resources.
A key responsibility in each of the Ministerial positions held by Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke was her participation as a member of Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council and the attendant responsibility for making presentations to the Federal Council on behalf of the respective Ministries.
Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke is married with children to Rear Admiral Alison-Madueke (rtd), a former Governor of old Anambra and Imo States and a former Chief of Naval Staff of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
· Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (2010 – Date)
· Honourable Minister of Mines and Steel Development of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (2008 – 2010)
· Honourable Minister of Transportation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (2007 - 2008)
· External Affairs Director, Shell Petroleum Development Company Ltd. (2006-2007)
· Director, Shell Nigeria Closed Pension Fund Administrator (SNCPFA) 2006 - 2007)
· Member, Board of Trustees, Society for Family Health (SFH) (2005 - 2008)
· Board Member, Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) – Bayelsa State (1998/1999)
· Member, Oil and Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission (OMPADEC) Coordinating Committee, Bayelsa State (1998 – 1999).
· Institute of Directors, Nigeria
· Nigerian Institute of Management
· American Institute of Architects
· 2002 – 2003, University of Cambridge, Hughes Hall, UK, The Judge Institute of Management (MBA)
· 1983 – 1987, Howard University, Washington DC, USA, (B. Arch)
· 1982 – Architectural Association School of Architecture, Royal Institute of British Architects, UK (Professional Course Credits)
Diezani Allison Madueke
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