Her appointment for one year, starting this month, followed the election of Libya’s Abdel Bari Ali Al-Arousi as the President of the Conference of OPEC for the same duration.
The group drew attention to the mixed reaction to Alison-Madueke’s election among Nigerians, noting that opportunities for Nigerians to showcase their talent and prowess in international fora are normally greeted with enthusiasm, and that the performance of Nigerians at various levels testifies to their inherent but untapped capacity to deliver with competitive excellence.
CSNAC recalled that since Alison-Madueke’s appointment as a minister in 2007, she has been embroiled in several controversies bordering on integrity, transparency and accountability, including the revelation that she deceived her employers by backdating her year of graduation from Howard University from 1992 to 1987, and also misled the Senate and the nation during her ministerial appointment with the same forgery.
The group expressed regret that as much as it is glad that a Nigerian Minister got elected to such an esteemed position in OPEC, it is not comfortable with Alison Madueke as such an occupant.
It cited some six unresolved allegations trailing her discharge of duties since 2007.
CSNAC said these were just “tips of the iceberg in the minister’s breach of trust and violation of operational principles which have been brought to limelight”. The group also stressed they do not include those which have been deeply buried with all evidence concealed or destroyed.