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Nigeria: Foreign Affairs Ministry in complicity over Ambassador Oboro in Venezuela

By Onwanzu Ijeoma

Nigeria: Foreign Affairs Ministry in complicity over Ambassador Oboro in Venezuela.

An Ambassador, according to Henry Wotten (1568-1639) is an honest man sent to lie

abroad for the good of his country. But these days, due to technology and other scientific

methods, such lies could easily be detected by the international community. All the same,

the duty of an Ambassador abroad is not only to tell lies for the good of his country but to

positively shape the image of his country, improve bilateral and multilateral relations with

the government of his country of accreditation, protect his nationals and among others invite

foreign direct investment to his country.

But what if an Ambassador due to lack of understanding of international relations or greed

tarnishes the image of the sending country in the receiving State? This is where the problem

of Nigeria's Ambassador to Venezuela Chief Felix Oboro, comes up. He has exhibited lack

of understanding of international relations; also he has exhibited greed towards the Embassy

funds entrusted in his care and lack of respect of administrative and financial regulations

governing his appointment as an Ambassador.

Since September 25, 2010 till date, various news items and negative comments have been published on the

activities of Nigeria's Ambassador to Venezuela, Chief Felix Oboro to draw the attention

of the Federal government and Foreign Affairs Ministry to his undiplomatic and unpatriotic

activities. The more his embarrassing activities are made public, the greater, ethnic

consideration and financial inducements in form of oil bunkering are used to cover the same

by pointing accusing fingers at the wrong directions.

I was privileged to be at the Foreign Affairs Ministry during the induction course for newly

appointed Ambassadors and was reliably informed of the displeasure of many in that

Ministry towards the re-appointment of Ambassador Oboro, more so for him to remain in

Venezuela where he has lowered the image and esteem of the country in the last four years

but he would not be moved or removed because of power cult that he represents.

In the four years he has spent in Venezuela, I was informed by those in the know in Foreign

Affairs Ministry, Abuja, that he did not write a single political or economic report on how

to promote and improve relations with Venezuela, Ecuador and Colombia. Rather, he

concentrated on writing damaging reports against career officers whom he sees as

obstacle in his quest to misuse Embassy funds.

He spends more time travelling to Nigeria without permission than being at his duty post

and yet those who should check his activities in the Ministry have turned blind eyes or looked

elsewhere.

During the induction course, it was observed that he was restless, going up and down to the

Presidency, the office of Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs and the office of the Permanent

Secretary to beg for reconsideration. The Presidency according to sources did not want to

reappoint him but the magic method and words of the Foreign Affairs Minister did the trick.

I gathered from various sources in Abuja, that the newly appointed Ambassadors

particularly the political Ambassadors who have names and integrity to protect frowned

against his reappointment due to earlier information they had received on his activities

which included allegations that he was searched at Venezuela airport for

drugs and for allowing a suspected drug peddler, Mr. Joshua Jock to use the VIP lounge with

him in May last year (2011) on their way to Nigeria.

It was also gathered in Tafawa Balewa House in Abuja that his Deputy in the Embassy who had frowned at the reckless financial spending of Chief Oboro and his various unpatriotic activities advised him in writing early this year to clear his name by going to law court to sue the on-line newspapers, or to address a press conference, or write

a rejoinder when his unpatriotic and undiplomatic activities were published on line but Ambassador Oboro refused to take any of the advise, rather, the Deputy who should be commended was harassed by the Ministry without any investigation.

After comprehensive investigation and with information at my disposal, l found out that Ambassador Oboro's problems started long before the said official arrived in Venezuela. Recently, some highly placed political class from Niger Delta gave me copy of an on-line article written on Ambassador Oboro in 2010, long before the Deputy arrived in Venezuela. So how could he be the problem of the Ambassador?

In that online publication, Ambassador Oboro was negatively mentioned in September 25,

2010 edition of www.elombah.com which exposed passport racketeering in the Embassy

through the knowledge of the Ambassador. Many Nigerians including some Africans residing

in Venezuela, Ecuador and Colombia, confirmed the passport and Visa racketeering issue.

I was informed at Foreign Affairs Ministry that Ambassador Oboro is no longer practically

relevant to anybody any more than what his despicable tenure has been to the image of

Nigeria.

This Ambassador did more harm than good to Nigeria in Venezuela in a very awfully cynical

way. His tenure brought total darkness to the image of Nigeria in Venezuela. And now

that he has manipulated himself to remain in that country, the image of Nigeria will suffer

atrophy. Nigerians in that country are unhappy and invariably said his reappointment as Head of Mission is a thorn that will bring more damages to the image of the country. About one and

half months ago, Ambassador Oboro and the Consular officer instigated the arrest of innocent hard working Nigerians in a power show exercise which further darkened the image of Nigeria.

For those covering the truth in Foreign Affairs Ministry, I have more dossiers that would be

released to the press soon. For instance, how is it possible that the Permanent Secretary in the

Ministry continues to collect his allowances at post for months in Nigeria's Mission in Switzerland

after he assumed duty as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry? May be this is one of the reasons why nothing has been done to the various reports indicting Ambassador Oboro because the person

expected to act has things to cover himself.It is the view of this reporter that the Permanent Secretary steps aside to allow proper investigation be carried out on this.

Also I learnt that for months, Top Management meetings of Senior Officers in the Ministry of

Foreign Affairs where Policy issues are considered have not been regularly held since the present

Permanent Secretary assumed duty.As such reports on Ambassador Oboro which should have been discussed are left unattended to, and remain in the hand of the few members of kitchen cabinet of the Permanent Secretary.

How come that the accountant that pays illegitimate funds to Ambassador Oboro, has not

been queried for violation of financial rules and regulations framed by the same Foreign

Affairs Ministry? It is also known that the same accountant brazenly kept tax payers money in private bank account probably with the knowledge of someone in the Ministry.

I am informed and l experienced it during my numerous visits to the Ministry that the electricity supply to Tafawa Balewa House is not regular despite the availability of a giant generator. No working tools and there is lack of immediate attention to improve the welfare of staff by the Permanent Secretary.

This brings me to the questions of the financial misdemeanors of Ambassador Oboro which

led to a query from the Ministry after an inspection team from Abuja confirmed the misuse

of $74,000 (Seventy four thousand United States Dollars) to treat his step son. He has been

instructed to refund same but till date he has not done that simply because he says he represents the President home State, Bayelsa. Also, he informed the Minister of Foreign Affairs that he was not advised that it is against financial rules and regulations to spend such fund. He has recently informed the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs that he should now be allowed to make refund within a year. In other words Ambassador Oboro is saying that he should be allowed to remain in the Embassy to use government money to refund the same government.

It is ironical, the Permanent Secretary has not only bought this suggestion but has been seriously and dedicatedly suppressing other illegitimate claims Ambassador Oboro should refund. What about his money stashed in both Foreign and Nigerian banks? The officers that encouraged him in financial recklessness are also walking tall with pride that nothing will happen to them.

Readers would recall in my last report, I did mention some specific names of people

Ambassador Oboro had used to carry out his atrocities in Venezuela. One was Mr. Victor

Anamelechi; President of Nigeria Welfare Association whom he used to fraudulently claim the paternity of his grandson to enable the grandson obtained Venezuelan nationality. Efforts to reach Mr. Anamelechi disclosed that he has fled Venezuela to a neighboring country to avoid being investigated. I could therefore not reach him. My question is why is he running if he has not committed any offense? Yet, the Ministry leadership supports Ambassador Oboro to fraudulently obtained Venezuelan ordinary passport for his grandson.

The head of finance and administration in the Embassy who pointed out the irregularities at Nigeria's Mission in Venezuela was replaced by an officer on training Programme to rubber stamp unqualified entitlements of Ambassador Oboro without explanation. I think it is a measure to victimize or cow him down for daring to report the undiplomatic activities of Ambassador Oboro to Tafawa Balewa House. The question is what is the code of working ethics that guide staff of Foreign Affairs? Should he turn away his face when he discovered all the financial and administrative mismanagement in the Embassy?

A top politician from Niger Delta, whom Ambassador Oboro dangerously crossed his path leaked a letter at my disposal dated 10th May 2010, written by Ambassador Oboro, to President Goodluck Jonathan to apologize for his wrong doings against him while President Jonathan was Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State.

In the said letter which will be published soon, Ambassador Oboro demonised the personality of Chief DSP. Alamieysegha who made him politically relevant as having "the propensity to be corrupt and vulgar and l would not like to associate my political career with him till the end".

The top politician informed me that whenever, Ambassador Oboro, writes damaging letters against anyone, he flaunts copies of the same to show that he is capable to damage any personality. The top politician went ahead to state that any Nigerian Ambassador represents the personality of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria .So, whatever wrong such an Ambassador does, the Head of Government accepts the blame. Chief Oboro has been embarrassing President Goodluck Jonathan beyond remedy. It is therefore a blasphemy that Ambassador Oboro has been reappointed.

Readers, particularly international observers and other stakeholders are waiting to see if a

Ministry that does not respect its own extant rules and regulations will respect the rule of law

by bringing Ambassador Oboro to book early. This will show that President Jonathan does not play ethnic card, political opponents like General Muhammadu Buhari have been talking against. The Permanent Secretary should be advised to step aside to avoid further cover up and complicity in the Ministry. Information on hand is that he has not only been given Ambassador Oboro logistics to evade refunds of illegal claims but suppresses reports that indict Chief Oboro.

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THOMAS KOFFI | 6/7/2012 9:34:00 AM
With all the undiplomatic and unpatriotic activities of Ambassador Felix Oboro,he has been reappointed.What a shame to the nation.In Ghana,such an Ambassador will stay for months in Kumasi prison.As for the Permanent Secretary, l understand from Nigerians in Accra,is a man of rash and ill judgement,so he MUST step aside if the undiplomatic and unpatriotic activities of Ambassador Oboro should be solved. He should also answer the allegation against him that he collects double salary after his appointment as Permanent Secretary. For Ambassador Oboro,he should be recalled as his cup is full.By the way,is he the best person from his State?
Mary Yanya | 6/7/2012 9:43:00 AM
What is Ambassador Oboro still doing in Venezuela after looting Embassy fund, peddling in drugs, wasting public fund, tarnishing the image of Nigeria and illegally collecting Venezuelan passport for his grandson ?Nigeria should have same.
Joy Mato | 6/7/2012 11:30:00 PM
Ambassador Felix Oboro should just return to Nigeria to give way to an honest,mature and dedicated Niger Deltan.
Chukwu Bello | 6/7/2012 11:40:00 PM
The permanent secretary shouldtell us : a.The number of housing estates he has in Nigeria? b.The number of houses he has in Abuja,Lagos,Edo and abroad. c.The number of houses he had before he was appointed Permanent Secretary. d.Why he was expelled from the seminary? e.The status of his foreign bank account. f.Why he does not want to implement the reports indicting Chief felix Oboro?
Rev.Father Ignatius | 6/7/2012 11:54:00 PM
Chukwu Bello,the permanent secretary was a colleague of my senior brother in the Seminary and was expelled from the seminary for seriously touching the forbidden fruit of a 15 year old girl,daughter of the gateman.The father of the girl later took her for abortion.My brother is still living to repeat the story.sikena
BISHOP REVADA | 6/8/2012 1:14:00 AM
Ambassador martin ihoeghian uhomoibh can never swear before the catholic bishop of Abuja or the Pope that he has not taken bribe from Ambassador Felix Oboro the looter of Embassy fund and an international drug dealer. Ijeoma,release the dossier early to enable people know more why the Permanent Secretary has been protecting Chief Oboro who cannot fight his case. As for explusion from Seminary,it is true Ambassador uhomoibh was expelled with disgrace because of lack of moral discipline and violation of ethics of priesthood.Today, he pretends to be a saint but he is a devil who takes rash,unjust,immoral, unreasonable and devilish decision to punish people.He misled Chief Tom ikimi during Abacha's regime.He kept his family abroad and was only going to the Embassy to collect his monthly Foreign Service allowance during ikimi era.Similar thing he did when he became the permanent secretary.Documents will come out soon.This is why he has been protecting Chief Oboro to enable him enter the good book of the ijaws.Ambassador uhomoibh should step aside to allow investigation take place.Mr.Demuren, of NCAA has been informed to also step aside.l bet,like Chief Oboro,the permanent secretary will stay put because of the money he collects.
THOMAS | 6/9/2012 9:38:00 AM
l am l dreaming ? l am surprised the permanent secretary is yet to point accusing finger to the wrong direction on ljeoma's publication.May be he is waiting for his chef de cabinet who also was expelled from the Catholic Seminary for muiltple theft ? Pointblanknews,pls publish this !
Thomas | 6/9/2012 9:40:00 AM
am l dreaming ? l am surprised the permanent secretary is yet to point accusing finger to the wrong direction on ljeoma's publication.May be he is waiting for his chef de cabinet who also was expelled from the Catholic Seminary for muiltple theft ? Pointblanknews,pls publish this !
JANE ROBERT | 6/9/2012 6:45:00 PM
Thank you Thomas. You are not dreaming.The permanent secretary has already pointed accusing fingers.He spoke with Chief Oboro on the modus operandi he should use to deal with the imaginary accuser whom people say is innocent but the investigative journalist will clear the situation with the dossiers she will release soon.Also, the permanent secretary,l undertsand is busy writing his epistle to a government Department on the imaginary accuser but forgetting that Ambassador Oboro is yet to deny the allegation against him. The permanent secretary and Chief Oboro should first of all clear their names from the allegation put on them.l hope someone is listening in the Presidency to avoid a shameful situation.
JANE ROBERT | 6/9/2012 8:35:00 PM
Readers,international observers,human rights and civic activists stakeholders,l reconfirm that the permanent secretary in foreign Affairs ministry Abuja,has not only pointed accusing fingers without thoughts or investigating the news item by ijeoma, but has decided to defend and protect ambassador felix Oboro who has NOT DENIED allegations against him.Neither has he defended himself against the allegation of collecting allowances in swizerland Nigerian Mission after he became the permanent secretary.Collecting such allowances is against rules and regulations.HE MUST STEP ASIDE TO ALLOW PROPER INVESTIGATION.The two of them have been talking on the phone since the news item was published! He says with pride that ambassador Oboro will receive new letters of credience from President Jonathan on 12/6/2012 to crown all the undiplomatic and unpatriotic activities of chief Oboro in Venezuela.lt is hoped someone wise and reasonable in the presidency is listening to avoid international embarassment.
HON.EBIRI | 6/10/2012 2:37:00 AM
SAHARA REPORTERS WHY NOT CARRY CURRENT NEWS ON AMBASSADOR OBORO? Submitted by Hon.Ebiri (not verified) on June 9, 2012 - 06:55. It is unfortunate,Ambassadors Iyalla,Jolaoso,Olisaemeka,Yola,Osobase,Adefowope,Olu Sanu, Olu Adeniji etc and former Foreign Ministers like late Joe Garba, late Henry Adefowope,Ike Nwanchukwu, late Prof.Ishaya Audu,Sule lamido etc are no more in the saddle, they would individually not tolerate Chief felix Oboro for a minute for not implementing his Station Charter in Venezuela. It apprears President Jonathan is not being told the truth about Ambassador Oboro who wasted four good years in Venezuela, except what he wants to hear.President Jonathan should forget ethnic consideration and remove him while he should over haul the leadership of that ministry as suggested by one of the commentators.Chief Oboro has to leave Venezuela now.
WILLY | 6/10/2012 2:52:00 AM
WHO COLLECTS MONEY TO PURCHASE DIESEL OIL IN MIN.OF FORE.AFFAIRS Submitted by Willy (not verified) on June 9, 2012 - 08:13.SAHARA REPORTERS. Who collects money regularly to purchase diesel oil in Ministry of foreign Affairs Abuja for the giant generator at the same time there is always BLACK OUT when PHCN takes light ? Permanent secretary should take responsibilty now ! Gen.Muhammadu Buhari take note !
JULIE NDANUSA | 6/10/2012 1:47:00 PM
Before the permanent secretary,his kitchen cabinet and Ambassdaor Oboro skin innocent officer(s) for Ijeoma's investigative news publication,it is necessary to read elombah.com of Friday 1st June 2012 on EMBASSY OF NIGERIA IN A MONEY LAUNDERING SCANDAL.
SULE DANGIWA | 6/10/2012 8:54:00 PM
Is it not a crimminality for a Nigerian Ambassador to fraudulently obtained the ordinary passport of his host country to enable his grandson become a citizen of that country and Nigeria as a country keeps quiet only for the leadership of Foreign Affairs Ministry to recommend such an Ambassador for reappointment to same country? Was Ambassador Oboro sent to protect the image of Nigeria in Venezuela or to commit crime ? it appears Nigeria is a failed State, if not so, Chief Oboro should have been sent for trial rather than allow him to remain as an Ambassador.Why do we blame armed robbers,kidnappers and area boys ? What Chief Oboro has done is executive crimminality that STAINS the image of Nigeria.He should be brought back home with minimum delay to face the rule of law.It is a national shame that the leadership of the Ministry identifies with a crimminal who sees nothing wrong in what he has done ! l will not be surprised,the leadership in the Ministry will support him to point accussing fingers to wrong direction.
MRS.MARGRET JOHN | 6/10/2012 9:51:00 PM
Mrs.Margret John. l am a professional Accountant of over thirty years. A professional in the sense that l have various degrees in accountancy.Will appreciate if the Accountant in Nigeria's Embassy,Venezuela can confirm or deny the above relevant investigative news item that she kept public/tax payers money in an individual bank account.If she refuses to answer,l will invoke lCAN etc to take legal measures to protect our profession.
Grace Joseph | 6/14/2012 1:21:00 AM
Everyone is waiting for the accountant in the Embassy to deny or confirm the keeping of public money in individual bank account.For sure,she will keep quiet over this.Ijeoma will take care of that in the dossiers she will release. It is better for you Mrs.Margret John to proceed to sue her in the law court.Dont be surprised,she has no professional accountancy qualification. According to sources in her church,she twice used her husband to carry drugs to Nigeria before she stopped. However,she sends USD to Tafawa Balewa House in big envelopes to wet the ground should in case there is a leakage.Please sue her to court.
JAPHET UZOR | 6/14/2012 6:28:00 AM
Oosh! you have not informed the public that the accountant,Mrs.Florence Kehinde Sole used to put high grade cocaine in her private part whenever she wanted to travel oustside Venezuela. In dec 2010, she visited Nigeria and had to part with USD 10,000 ( ten thousand USD) at the airport in Caracas where her drug collaborator was later searched for drugs. On her return from Nigeria in 2011,she informed all who care in Venezuela to listen to her that Venezuelan officials at the airport took $10,000 from her without any justification. May l know if it is possible for a Nigerian woman to part with $10,000 her hard earned money if she did not commit any crime and without protesting or reporting in writing to her establishment in Nigeria.? People told her to report to the Venezuelan authorities to which she refused.Her business partner staying with her who she had misunderstanding with, and a drug peddler she short changed and whose name is with held leaked the story. One of her church members informed some people that she is now a born again christian but has been visiting hospital to check or treat cervical cancer. It was also confirmed that she was in the trade when she used to travel with Ambassador Oboro. IT IS THEREFORE NOT NEW THAT SHE KEPT PUBLIC FUND/ TAX PAYERS FUND IN AN INDIVIDUAL BANK ACCOUNT.She can never deny all these allegations.She did it because she says she has to retire from the Service with heavy money.Lie detector machine and investigation by women in NDLEA will reveal more stories. Perhaps this why she supports Chief Oboro blindly.!!
Alhaji Maitama dan B | 6/14/2012 12:11:00 PM
The comment on Mrs F.K.Sole,the accountant in Nigeria's Embassy is perfectly correct.She was involved in carriage of drugs through her privaate part.She also confided in someone that Ambassador "X" instructed her to keep public money in an individual bank account.the permanent seretary should now investigate the issue.No cover up !
Charles | 6/11/2012 3:00:00 PM
The sole truth of this matter is that OLAROTIMI AJAYi (former officer of the Embassy in Caracas) was recalled in January 2012 and he is still in Venezuela. Ajayi is a man who is totally insane and even the authorities of the Venezuelan Government are sick of his behavior like a the chepeast thift and criminal of humankind. Ajayi go way from Venezuela. You will never rest until they send somebody from the MFA of Nigeria to take you away !
IDRIS MOHAM. | 6/13/2012 11:38:00 PM
The man you mentioned his name OLarotimi Ajayi is not only innocent but is the ONLY honest officer in the Embassy.How could he be the problem?He did not loot Embassy fund.He did NOT carry drugs like Felix Oboro.He was the one working to up hold the tenets of Nigerian foreign Policy in Venezuela.Did he ask Felix oboro to carry drugs or loot the Embassy money? Go and read elombah.com of 25 September,2010 and see the shame of Felix Oboro who falsely collected Venezuelan ordinary passport for his grandson.LET OBORO CARRY HIS CROSS OF UNDIPLOMATIC ANE UNPATRIOTIC ACTIVITIES.
Idris Moham. | 6/14/2012 12:02:00 AM
Please dont get Olarotimi Ajayi involved in felix Oboro's undiplomatic activities.Felix oboro should get his head examined in the assylum.How could an Ambassador become a drug supplier to a former State Governor in South South of Nigeria? Did Ajayi send him ? How many times did Felix Oboro travel with drugs to Nigeria last year alone? How many times has Oboro travelled with drugs to Nigeria this year alone ?Oboro swallows drugs to Nigeria. Has Oboro SACKED his drug kingpin,Pastor Joshua Jock he was instructed to SACK FROM THE EMBASSY BY ABUJA? Has Oboro stopped taken cheap girls to the Embassy for fun on weekends? WHAT BROUGHT PROBLEM BETWEEN OBORO AND THE FEMALE CONSULAR OFFICER IN THE EMBASSY RECENTLY? NO BE BRIBE AND POI,POI ON THE FLOOR.I BEG LET OBORO FACE HIS PROBLEM.
Moham.Idris | 6/14/2012 12:19:00 AM
You this impostor in the Embassy who has failed to do the programme he came to do in Venezuela should continue to encourage and accept FAKE MEDICAL BILLS FROM OBORO,FAKE ENTERTAINMENT BILLS FROM OBORO,FAKE REPAIR OF VEHICLE BILLS FROM OBORO BECAUSE OF ESTACODE.DID YOU NOT ACCOMPANY OBORO TO AMERICA RECENTLY TO DESTROY HIS DRUG ROUTES? IJEOMA WILL SOON RELEASE DOSSIERS ON ALL OF YOU. BY THE WAY,HOW MUCH IS YOUR OWN SHARE OF THE PARTIONING OF THE NEW OFFICE ON GROUND FLOOR?
AUGSTO. | 6/14/2012 12:42:00 AM
YOU THIS IMPOSTOR IN THE EMBASSY WHO ALWAYS BOAST THAT YOU CALL PERMANENT SECRETARY ON DAILY BASIS SHOULD BE ASHAMED FOR FALLING TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE AND SPEAK SPANISH LANGUAGE YOU CAME TO DO IN VENEZUELA. INSTEAD OBORO INTRODUCED YOU INTO DRUG PEDDLING AND HOW TO PUT DRUGS UNDER YOUR SHOES AND SOCKS.BY THE WAY,HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU TAKEN DRUGS TO NIGERIA SINCE YOU ARRIVED VENEZUELA IN NOVEMBER 2011?
Willy | 6/9/2012 8:53:00 AM
Who collects money regularly to purchase diesel oil in Ministry of foreign Affairs Abuja for the giant generator at the same time there is always BLACK OUT when PHCN takes light ? Permanent secretary should take responsibilty now !
Willy | 6/9/2012 6:56:00 AM
Thanks to the investigative journalist that has made the world to know the happenings in Nigerian embassy in Venezuela.The leadership in the Foreign Affairs Ministry Abuja does not like the truth as the whole Tafawa Balewa house is full of corruption and victimisation.Even, if its leadership continues to turn white into blue, the truth is known and people will write and talk about it. A former political appointtee who served in a key African country recently informed some of his officers that The ministry of foreign Affairs is a citadel of corruption and victimisation.Hillary Clinton might have had Chief Oboro's case in mind when she recently said that "Nigeria's anti-corruption efforts are mere talk".Over to you ibrahim Lamorde to handle before the investigative journalist brings out the dossier that may reveal how money was shared by awarding contracts on paper and how the permanent secretary has converted the place in to his personal estate to promote ethnic and personal agenda. On moral ground,the permanent secretary should step aside while Chief oboro whose cup is full should be informed to return home to avoid further damages to the image of Nigeria and that of ijaws who should show concern that he is tarnishing the image of their son,President GEJ.The whole world is aware of Oboro's case. POINTBLANKNEWS PLEASE DO NOT DELETE FAVOURABLE COMMENTS THAT WILL OPEN THE DEAF EAR IN TAFAWA BALEWA HOUSE.
Hon.Ebiri | 6/9/2012 7:37:00 AM
It is unfortunate,Ambassadors Iyalla,Jolaoso,Olisaemeka,Yola,Osobase,Adefowope,Olu Sanu, Olu Adeniji etc and former Foreign Ministers like late Joe Garba, late Adefowope,Ike Nwanchukwu, late Prof.Ishaya Audu,Sule lamido etc are no more in the saddle, they would individually not tolerate Chief felix Oboro for a minute for not implementing his Station Charter. It apprears President Jonathan is not being told the truth about Ambassador Oboro who wasted four good years in Venezuela, except what he wants to hear.President Jonathan should forget ethnic consideration and remove him while he should over haul the leadership of that ministry as suggested by one of the commentators.Chief Oboro has to leave Venezuela now.
CHIEF OLOIBIRI PETER | 6/10/2012 10:22:00 PM
Will President Goodluck Jonathan give letters of Credence on 12/6/2012 to a crimminal who fraudulently obtained Venezuelan ordinary passport for his grandson,to represent him abroad ?
Bassey Odey | 6/16/2012 7:25:00 AM
lt is unfortunate,the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs through Mr.Ode,its spoke person replies to news items of March 2012 in May 2012. The truth is that Ambassador Oboro,Foreign Affairs Ministry is desprately trying to defend was found guilty by Foreign Service lnspectorate and was queried for looting of Embassy funds,collection of $74,000 for the treatment of his step son,overusing the entertainment allowance and collection of salary of four extra domestic servants instead of the normal four approved for him.He was not only searched for drugs at the Venezuelan airport on his way to Nigeria but allowed a suspected drug peddler to use VIP lounge at the Venezuelan airport to evade search. It is misleading that Mr Ode who is not professional journalism tries to put wool to cover, the eyes of the public.Foreign Affairs Ministry punished an innocent officer who is the whistle blower in Nigeria's Embassy in Venezuela without due process on the issue.So, which rule of law or rule of fairness is the Minister implementing? The impression the Foreign Affairs Minister has given to the civilised world is that he will die protecting crimminals like Ambassador Oboro to retain his seat.Did he behave like Ambassador Oboro when he was Head of Mission in South Africa and North Korea? Mr.Ode should get his facts right before writing in future.Ambassador Oboro in four years did not promote good relations between Nigeria and Venezuela. But Ambassador Ashiru sees nothing wrong in this because he wants to retain his seat and to enter the good books of the ijaw cult.Which type of Foreign Minister is he? Has he been bribed or induced with oil bunkering Oboro is noted to use to entice or implicate people ? The Foreign Minister should give an example of any rule of law or rule of fairness he has respected since he was mistakenly appointed by President Jonathan.Mr.Ode should kindly draw the attention of his principals to elombah.com dated 25,September 2010 and Pointblanknews.com on the complicity of Foreign Affairs Ministry to cover the undiplomatic activities of Ambassador Oboro who should have been removed and sent for trial.Ambassador Felix Oboro should not be reappointed if Nigeria will have a good name internationally.
"CHRISTIANS" YOU CAN JUDGE THE QUALITY OF THIER FAITH FROM THE WAY THEY BEHAVE.
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