NNPC refutes experiences of bribe to NANS, funding of vote searching out for in Ondo •Considers enticing motion against Sahara Newshounds, Nairaland
The Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company has refuted experiences in a portion of the media alleging that it paid bribe to the Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students (NANS) and equipped funds for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to take votes in the enticing concluded Ondo Divulge gubernatorial election.
In a press unlock by the Neighborhood Customary Supervisor, Neighborhood Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, the Company described the experiences as sportive and contrived allegations, without any substance in point of fact, ostensibly designed to aid the selfish ends of their sponsors to ship NNPC to disrepute and tarnish the Company’s portray.
On the alleged bribe or Covid-19 palliative to NANS published by Saharareporters, NNPC confirmed that it purchased a letter dated April 22, 2020, from NANS signed by one Comrade Danielson Akpan, requesting for financial enhance to enable the affiliation present palliatives to students who had been stranded at varied colleges all the way thru the lockdown, a demand the Company couldn’t honour as a result of the weird and wonderful circumstances and financial constraints thrown up by the worldwide oil market meltdown.
Relating to the allegation of providing funds to enhance a political birthday celebration, the All Progressives Congress (APC), in searching out for votes all the way thru the Ondo Divulge gubernatorial election published by Nairaland, the Company explained that the NNPC is owned by the Federation and indeed, all Nigerians, hence, it’s non-partisan and would no longer rob in sponsorship of political events or causes.
NNPC called on Saharareporters and Nairaland to pick out up the experiences failing which it would be compelled to inquire enticing redress as acceptable.
It additionally instructed individuals of the general public to discountenance the experiences, stressing that they had been a crass demonstrate of unprofessionalism with predetermined conclusions geared toward serving the selfish applications of their sponsors.
Dr. Kennie Obateru
Neighborhood Customary Supervisor
Neighborhood Public Affairs Division
Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company
NNPC Towers, Abuja.
16th October, 2020.