After the response from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) confirmed that the former Minister of Aviation and senator representing Anambra North, Stella Oduah, absconded and never completed the national service, the senator has recounted her achievements in the country despite the claims.
NYSC had in a recent letter confirmed that while Stella Oduah was deployed for the one-year mandatory service, she did not complete it as claimed.
Stella Oduah in a statement by her media aide, Ezennia Nonso Chukwudebe, on Wednesday said she has served in organisations including NECA and NNPC.
The statement which was shared alongside a picture of Stella Oduah in an NYSC uniform read in part: “Our attention has just been drawn to a publication that makes a most spurious claim to the effect that the distinguished Senator representing Anambra North, Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah OON, absconded from the National Youth Service Corps programme.
"Ordinarily, we would never dignify such antics with a response but we deemed it necessary to put out this statement for the benefit of gullible minds that are being targeted by political jobbers whose stock in trade is churning out such concocted rubbish every election cycle, especially when it is becoming glaring that they are receiving the short end of the political stick.
"The Distinguished Senator indeed served meritoriously at NECA in 1982 as can be confirmed from this 11th January 2017 clarification from the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association personally signed by the Director-General, O.A Oshinowo.
“How her opponents have suddenly resorted to circulating this story which is completely at variance with the position of the agency where she did her primary assignment is an issue every keen mind should focus on and we are by this publication, giving the NYSC sometime to put out a disclaimer as we firmly believe this letter to be fake.
“Senator Stella Oduah did not only serve meritoriously but would go on to work in the NNPC, a Federal Government establishment, for the next nine years!”