The recent political atmosphere in Nigeria is tensed especially with the way politicians now defect from one party to another.
The recent being the defection of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki was welcomed with mixed feelings. While some believed it’s a good step from the number 3 citizen, others see it as an albatross on the part of the Kwara State born politician.
Following the defection, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC we learnt is sponsoring the move to impeach Saraki but this has been denied.
NNPC has said they are not party to the moves to remove the Senate President, Dr. BukolaSaraki from office. This was part of statement made available to the media yesterday.
The statement signed by the Group General Manager Group Public Affair Division of the Corporation claimed that the national oil company and its Group Managing Director, Dr. MaikantiBaruare not in any way funding the ongoing political tango in the National Assembly given the insinuation that the Corporation’s helmsman had doled out funds to effect the impeachment of Dr. Saraki.
Mr Ughamadu also described the report as the handiwork of mischief makers seeking to drag the NNPC and its GMD into a purely political affair totally different from its mandate as the national oil company with fiduciary responsibilities to the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The NNPC emphasized that 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.
The statement added that 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.
He however, called on all well-meaning members of the public and oil and gas industry stakeholders to discountenance the said story noting that the Management of the NNPC remains committed to its statutory role and responsibility to the entire federation.