Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 rebuffed recent claims on certain media outlets that she was seeking asylum for fear of being probed by the incoming government of President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari.
The report went as far as claiming that Alison-Madueke’s application had been rejected by as many as six countries.
Denying the claims, the Group Public Affairs General Manager of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Ohi Alegbe said Alison-Madueke has never contemplated relocating from Nigeria, adding that she was only out of the country on a brief vacation and would return to the country soon.
Alegbe said: “I want to say that the Minister of Petroleum has never contemplated going on asylum in any part of the world and has never applied for any.
“The minister has only gone for a short vacation abroad and will soon return to Nigeria, having no reason to leave her job and country for any other place.”