There are indications that the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, lost in the bid to become Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) due to allegations of corruption.
Information available to www.theoctopusnews.com, revealed that her hopes of becoming the organisation’s first female secretary general was dashed when OPEC members opted to extend the tenure of the incumbent Secretary General, Abdullah Al-Badri till June 30, 2015, instead of appointing Madueke.
Investigation available revealed that the embattled Petroleum Minister who was reportedly nominated by Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan was aptly turned down by the body when she failed to make the grade.
The initial proposal to have Alison-Madueke to occupy the position was to solve the deadlock over the post created by opposing candidates from Saudi Arabia and Iran.
While this rejection might not mean much to a lot of Nigerians it will definitely go along way in affecting Madueke’s career in future especially within the international community.
In recent time, Madueke has been trailed by allegations of corruption, fraud, cronyism and abuse of office.
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