Yar’Adua Orders Investigation Into Siemens Scandal

President Umaru  Yar’Adua today ordered relevant security agencies to investigate the allegations that some former  ministers received bribes from a German telecommunication company, Siemens.

 This was contained in a statement issued today in Riyadh by the Special Adviser on Communication to the President, Mr Olusegun Adeniyi.

The statement said the President assured Nigerians that anybody found to be culpable in the scandal would face “the full wrath of the law”. The President further directed the security agencies to take appropriate legal actions against anybody implicated in corrupt practices.

 It said: “The President also wishes to assure all  Nigerians that in the new nation that we seek to build under his watch, any public official found to  have abused his or her oath of office will not go unpunished.

 “The President further assures that in this Siemens  scandal, as in all cases that border on good governance and transparency, there will neither be  sacred cows nor a cover-up for anybody found culpable of breaching the law.”

Media reports said four former ministers were accused of taking up to 10 million euros from officials of the telecommunication company to facilitate award of contract to it.

 

 

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3 responses to “Yar’Adua Orders Investigation Into Siemens Scandal

  1. Fake Jubril Aminu. Behaves like he’s a saint.

  2. THERE WILL BE NO COVER UP YET UR GOVT IS TRYING SO HARD TO SHIELD IBORI FROM PROSECUTION BY THE EFCC AND THE LONDON MET. ADENIYI GO TELL THAT TO THE DOGS

  3. Who does not know that this is a normal way Nigerians do business that involves bidding for a project. Are the people involved shouting because it involves foreigners who are not used to that system and had to confess them in their country? If this issue involved an Indegenous company no one will hear about it. I can say with all certainty that 90%of all bidding for contracts in Nigeria involves bribery. This is not new at all. We should stop shouting about it. The issue is how do we get rid of this mess and become a honest society. My heart bleeds for Nigeria.
    SH, UK

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