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Monday, 3 December 2012

Nigeria's Labour Minister, Emeka Wogu Fingered in Fuel Subsidy scam

The Anti-Corruption Network has joined the chorus of Nigerians calling on the Chairman of the white paper Committee on the Nuhu Ribadu led petroleum Revenue Task Force Committee and Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, to resign for Corruption and defrauding the Government and people of Nigeria.

In the alternative, President Goodluck Jonathan should fire him immediately.  
In a statement signed by its Executive Secretary, Dino Melaye, the group recalled that in a recent chat with the media, President Jonathan vowed to fight the unprecedented rot in the petroleum industry and to implement the reports of the various committees that have probed the oil industry.


“It is shameful and disgraceful that the Minister of Labour and productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu heading the white paper Committee on the Ribadu led petroleum Revenue special task force has now been indicted in the illegal payment of # 2.7 billion to a company for fuel that was never supplied,” it said, warning that Wogu cannot be a judge in his own cause.

The Anti-Corruption Network recalled that three weeks ago, it protested to the Office of the Minister of Finance, asking to whom it had paid #2.7 billion and who owned Pinnacle contractors Limited.  The company has now been unveiled as belonging to Minister Wogu and his family.

Full text of the statement:
#2.7 BILLION SUBSIDY FRAUDS BY PINNACLE CONTRACTORS LIMITED
You will recall we protested to the office of the Minister of Finance, asking who they paid #2.7 billion to and who own Pinnacle contractors Limited? 3 weeks ago.
RC. 419968

Annual Returns.2003 – 2009
Shares 1.000.000 of 1.00k
Reg. AddressPlot 1227 oka Akoko close,garki Area 11, Abuja.
First Directors1. Barr. (Chief) EmekaWogu ____750,000
The retreat suite 20, umuoeleAba, Abia State
2. Mrs Oyababefe Wogu _____ 150,000
Same address as 1

3. Mr. Enyinnaya Wogu______100,000
Same Address as 1
Second Directors by resolution dated 7th April, 2010.
1.Mrs Oyababefe Wogu re-appointed.
Same address as above
2.
Wogu Enyinnaya re-appointed
Same address as 1.
Removed Barr. (Chief) Emeka Wogu.
Same address as 1
3rd Directors by resolution dated 20th July, 2012, which removed 1st two Directors above.
Mrs Oyababefe Wogu.
New Directors after 20th July, 2012.
1. Obi Uju ____ 250, 000
Plot 16, Jebba close, Area 2,Garki Abuja
2. Eribo Felix 250,000
Plot 20 Durban Street, wuse 2 Abuja
3. Sotunde Femi ____ 250,000
16 Wharf road Apapa, Lagos

4. Onu Ogbonnaya ____ 250,000
Plot 721, Herbet Macauly way, zone 4, wuse Abuja.
Secretary by resolution dated 20th july 2012 –Nwakanma Chimobi, Abuja.

Note: the resolution that purportedly removed the two directors dated 20th July, 2012 was not signed by the old directors. This whole thing must have been done by a quack or Amateur. It was forged.
Objects of the company: general contractors, construction, farming, oil and gas, transport, travel agency.
Note: the form Co7 of 7th April 2012- The Signature ofEmeka Wogu is conspicuously missing because they couldn’t copy it.
Note: All the resolutions signatures were copied (FORGED) because they differ from the original on the memo and article.
In the recent media chat, the President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan vowed to fight the unprecedented rot in the petroleum industry. The president also undertook to implement all the various committees that probed oil industry, once the white paper on them are issued by the Federal government.
It is shameful and disgraceful that the Minister ofLabor and productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu heading the white paper Committee on the Ribadu led petroleum Revenue special task force has now been indicted in the illegal payment of # 2.7 billion to a company for fuel that was never supplied, He can not be a judge in his own case.
Now, how do we perceive the man who went every where in January to inflict pains and torture on Nigerians during the fuel subsidy protest in January.
Barr. (Chief) Emeka Wogu during the subsidy protest in January said “we don’t have to explain to the people we rule”, now we know better. His wife and son were Directors in the said company till July this year.
OUR RESOLUTION:
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That Mr President immediately remove, the Minister of Labor and productivity, Emeka Wogu as the Chairman of the white paper Committee on Nuhu Ribadu led petroleum Revenue Task Force Committee.
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That Chief Emeka Wogu immediately resigns.
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That President Goodluck Jonathan sacksimmediately the Minister of Labor and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, for Corruption and defrauding the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as there is clear case of conflict interest.
We as a whistle blowing Organization will continue to do our best in exposing Corruption anywhere we find it. It is the bane of our development as a nation.

We call on Nigerians to join us in fighting this monster that have destroyed the very foundation and legacies ofour great founding fathers.
Mr President is advised not to dare the resolve of hungry men and women.

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Otunba Dino Melaye
Executive Secretary

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