Nnaji denies corruption allegations made by ex-president’s aide


Former minister of power, Prof. Barth Nnaji is considering various options against the Senior Special Assistant to his former boss, Goodluck Jonathan, over what he described as unguarded statement linking his exit from the administration of president Jonathan on account of corruption, Vanguard reports.

Mr. Reno Omokri, an aide to the former president said Nnaji and his aviation counterpart Mrs. Stella Odua were relieved of their appointments following allegations of corruption leveled against them. Omokri was reported to have made the comment while reacting to a statement credited to the director general of the Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, that former President Jonathan failed woefully during his tenure as president.

Nnaji who reacted to the issue on the sideline of the one day conference of the National Association of Energy Correspondents (NAEC), in Lagos, expressed shock at such statements. Nnaji said he has never been confronted by any agency nor been placed under probe of any missing money or misplaced priority, adding that the EFCC has beamed its searchlight on corrupt officials of the regime and the agency which acts independently has not invited him nor any whistle blower accused him of fraud.