Nigeria’s immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, is undergoing a new round of treatment for breast cancer, according to a family source knowledgeable about her condition. Diezani Alison-Madueke TheGuardian
The source disclosed that Mrs. Alison-Madueke is currently in a hospital in London where she started a fresh round of therapy on Friday. The treatment was described as a daily therapy that will last for one week, said the source.
Our source also disclosed that Mrs. Alison-Madueke, whose tenure as minister was marked by several billion-dollar scandals, underwent surgery last year to remove tumors from her breast.
As one of the closest ministers to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs. Alison-Madueke was at the center of a controversy over more than $20 billion in oil revenues that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) reportedly failed to deposit at the Central Bank of Nigeria. The NNPC is an agency overseen by the Petroleum Minister.
Owing to the pervasive corruption in the oil sector, President Buhari has indicated that he would personally run the Petroleum Ministry.