The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke’s convoy on Wednesday night allegedly killed a worker with the Nigerian Pilot, Mr. James Momoh.
According to sources, the convoy allegedly hit the deceased on a bridge near the Leadership head office on the 10-lane Mabuchi Expressway in Abuja.
Sources said Momoh was confirmed dead at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Hospital. The body was deposited in a mortuary at the Garki General Hospital at 10pm.
The Nigerian Pilot yesterday opened a condolence register in its head office in Abuja.
The workers were in a mournful mood as most of them said Momoh, who served as a secretary to the editor, was a very calm and hardworking man.
The minister’s spokesman, Mr. Kingsley Agha, said he was not aware of the incident because he had been hospitalised.
He said: “I don’t know. I have been in hospital since.”
The Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Fidel Pepple, has described as untrue, reports that the convoy of the minister was involved in a crash, which killed a worker of the Nigerian Pilot.
The NNPC spokesman said the minister’s convoy was not involved in the crash, noting that the vehicle in question is not part of her pilot vehicles.
He said the management of the corporation has taken steps to meet the family of the deceased and the management of the Nigerian Pilot.
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