The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Sunday spoke on the report that it was financing the plot to impeach the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. The NNPC dissociated itself from the politicking at the National Assembly.
In a statement in Abuja by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, the state oil company distanced itself and its Group Managing Director, Maikanti Baru from ongoing political tango in the National Assembly. The statement read, “The report is not only false but also an affront on the verifiable reforms in the operations of the corporation under the remit of Dr. Baru which has witnessed irreversible strides in the area of transparency leading to the sustained publication of NNPC monthly operations and financial records.
“It is mere fiction and outright ‘tales by moonlight’ for anybody to insinuate that Dr. Baru or anybody else could just take a dip into the Corporation’s till and dole out the volume of funds being portrayed in that phantom report for political purpose. “We call on all well-meaning members of the public and oil and gas industry stakeholders to discountenance the said story, as the management of the NNPC remains committed to its statutory role and responsibility to the entire federation.”