Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole
Tobi Soniyi in Abuja
Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has described the ongoing trial of the former petroleum minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, as an appetizer to a main course of corruption trial that would soon follow.
Oshiomhole described the former minister’s ordeal as a scratch on the surface and a tip of the iceberg considering several acts of alleged financial malfeasance while in office as a former oil minister.
He also alleged that Jonathan’s administration ran the nation economy on the deficit for four consecutive years even as he said that crude oil was selling at average of $108 per barrel.
He also said that the last administration wasted about N3.5 trillion borrowed from the pension funds on recurrent expenditures within the same period of time.
When asked to comment on the arrest and ongoing trial of the former minister in London the Edo State Governor said:”The truth is that a lot of money was stolen and what you are seeing is just a tip of the iceberg.”