Private Jet Saga: “No Rift Between Diezani , GMD NNPC”Featured, Latest News Sunday, April 20th, 2014
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has said that the Minister of Petroleum Resources and Chairman of NNPC board, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke and the Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Engr. Andrew Yakubu are in harmonious working relationship and dismissed insinuations in some quarters of a phantom frosty relationship between the two key figures in the oil and gas industry.
The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Mr. Ohi Alegbe described the reports as a figment of the overheated imagination of the authors.
Mr. Alegbe said the Minister of Petroleum Resources and the NNPC in the last few months have heeded countless number of summons from the National Assembly wondering why the media would go to town with the report that the Petroleum Minister was doing everything to thwart the proposed investigation into the alleged N10billion purportedly expended on the charter of jets by the Corporation.
The NNPC spokesman maintained that the Minister and the Corporation are putting together all the documents that the House of Representatives Committee on Public Account had requested for, stressing that at the end of the probe, the Minister and the Corporation would be vindicated.
Mr. Alegbe averred that the GMD of the Corporation was in London last week for the board meeting of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG, saying the NNPC would remain focused on its core mandate of guaranteeing energy sufficiency for the country.
The NNPC Spokesman dismissed the reports in its entirety and implored media practitioners to adhere to the ethics of journalism.
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