Allison Madueke Ready To Blow $1 Billion For Image Laundering
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 Pointblanknews.com 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, Pointblanknews.com 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 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.