Lawmaker asks Alison-Madueke to resign

A member of the House of Representatives, Robinson Uwak (PDP, Akwa Ibom State), has urged the Minister of Petroleum resources, Mrs Deizana Alison-Madueke, to resign. … Continue reading Lawmaker asks Alison-Madueke to resign


A member of the House of Representatives, Robinson Uwak (PDP, Akwa Ibom State), has urged the Minister of Petroleum resources, Mrs Deizana Alison-Madueke, to resign.

Speaking in Abuja, the lawmaker said considering the fraud that occurred in the petroleum sector under her watch, as revealed by the recent house probe of the fuel subsidy, the honourable thing for her to do, would be to resign.

He said he was not accusing the minister of corruption.

The House had resumed consideration of the fuel subsidy probe report on Wednesday, when Mr. Robinson Uwak, raised a point of order on privilege.

He drew the attention of the House to public opinion suggesting that lawmakers were ‘shielding’ Alison-Madueke from prosecution.

Uwak said, “the people of my constituency and Nigerians out there have been bombarding me with calls since yesterday (Tuesday).

“They have accused the House of shielding the minister. I hereby call for the resignation of the Minister of Petroleum Resources.”