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Allison Madueke Ready To Blow $1 Billion For Image Laundering

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Still enmeshed in a $10 Billion private jet scandal, Petroleum Minister,

Deziani Allison-Madueke is allegedly dangling $1 Billion to any

international Public Relations firm that can save the President Goodluck

Jonathan administration's image.
Sources informed that the Petroleum Minister and some

other top presidency officials stormed London, scouting for top-notch PR

firms that specialize in Crisis and Strategic Communications to help shore

up the drowning image of the administration.
It was learnt that Mrs. Allison-Madueke during the meetings with several

PR firms assured that the Government is willing to pay $800 Million while

$200 Million will be made available once results are seen.

President Olusegun Obasanjo had during his reign hired Goodworks

International owned by Ambassador Andrew Young and Carl Masters for image

polishing and Lobbying work. The amount paid the firm was never made known

even though records indicated that they made Millions of Dollars in

However, gathered that after the London trip, the team

is heading to the United States sometimes this week to continue the search

for a PR firm.
They plan to meet leading PR firms in Washington DC and New York and then

later compare with the ones they met in London and decide which to select.

Sources confirmed that the Government is deeply worried at the poor image

of the administration believed to have achieved so much in many sectors of

the economy.
The Petroleum Ministry and the Nigerian petroleum Corporation have become

a cesspool of corruption leaving the National Assembly, especially the

House of Representatives with no option than to institute a probe.

Mrs. Allison Madueke is set to face the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of

the House of Representatives over allegations that she squandered $10

billion in unauthorized private jet charter expenditures.

She might also be quizzed over this latest allegation of leading a

government powerful delegation to hire an image laundering foreign PR

firm for $1 billion.