NNPC: No rift be­tween Diezani, Yakubu

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Daniel Adugbo

The Nige­rian Na­tional Petroleum Cor­po­ra­tion (NNPC) says 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 work­ing har­mo­niously to de­velop the petroleum sec­tor.

The Group Gen­eral Man­ager, Group Pub­lic Af­fairs Di­vi­sion of the NNPC, Mr. Ohi Alegbe, who stated this, dis­missed the ru­mours of a frosty re­la­tion­ship be­tween the two key fig­ures in the oil and gas in­dus­try as base­less and a fig­ment of the imag­i­na­tion of the au­thors.

Alegbe said the min­is­ter and the NNPC have in the last few months re­sponded to sev­eral calls from the Na­tional As­sem­bly, won­der­ing why the me­dia would re­port that the min­is­ter is mak­ing ef­fort to thwart the pro­posed in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the al­leged N10 bil­lion pur­port­edly ex­pended on some char­tered jets by the cor­po­ra­tion.

The NNPC spokesman said the min­is­ter and the cor­po­ra­tion were putting to­gether all the documents that the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Com­mit­tee on Pub­lic Ac­count has re­quested for, stress­ing that at the end of the probe, the min­is­ter and the cor­po­ra­tion would be vin­di­cated.

Mean­while, the min­is­ter has ap­proved the al­lo­ca­tion of 1, 854, 314 met­ric tonnes of petrol as sup­ple­men­tary vol­umes for first and sec­ond quar­ters of 2014 de­liv­ery to en­sure round the clock avail­abil­ity of the prod­uct across the coun­try.

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