source, THE NATION
Now, there is a tight security shield around her.
Also, there were indications yesterday that extra security might be
provided for other members of the presidential task force on subsidy
No fewer than a dozen armed anti-terrorism squad agents, policemen
and State Security Service (SSS) operatives have been deployed in the
Federal Ministry of Finance to protect the Minister.
The Minister’s residence is also under 24-hour surveillance.
A source, who spoke in confidence, said: “Some of the indicted oil
marketers and barons have been threatening to deal with Mrs.
Okonjo-Iweala for insisting that those behind the fuel subsidy scam must
“The reality is that the Coordinating Minister has stepped on toes by
being adamant on allowing justice to run its full course on those who
amassed ill-gotten wealth through the fuel subsidy scam.
“Her major sin was the publication of the list of the indicted firms
by the Ministry of Finance instead of other relevant organisations.