NNPC refutes reports of bribe to NANS, funding of vote in quest of in Ondo •Considers upright circulation against Sahara Newshounds, Nairaland
The Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company has refuted reports in a fragment of the media alleging that it paid bribe to the Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian Students (NANS) and equipped funds for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rob votes within the correct concluded Ondo Voice gubernatorial election.
In a press originate by the Neighborhood Frequent Manager, Neighborhood Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, the Company described the reports as naughty and contrived allegations, with none substance in fact, ostensibly designed to serve the selfish ends of their sponsors to lift NNPC to disrepute and tarnish the Company’s image.
On the alleged bribe or Covid-19 palliative to NANS revealed by Saharareporters, NNPC confirmed that it purchased a letter dated April 22, 2020, from NANS signed by one Comrade Danielson Akpan, soliciting for for financial make stronger to allow the association present palliatives to students who were stranded at varied colleges all around the lockdown, a ask the Company couldn’t honour as a result of irregular circumstances and financial constraints thrown up by the worldwide oil market meltdown.
Pertaining to the allegation of providing funds to make stronger a political social gathering, the All Progressives Congress (APC), in in quest of votes all around the Ondo Voice gubernatorial election revealed by Nairaland, the Company explained that the NNPC is owned by the Federation and indeed, all Nigerians, hence, it’s miles non-partisan and does no longer prefer in sponsorship of political events or causes.
NNPC called on Saharareporters and Nairaland to gain the reports failing which it’d be compelled to gaze upright redress as acceptable.
It also instructed individuals of the overall public to discountenance the reports, stressing that they were a crass expose of unprofessionalism with predetermined conclusions aimed toward serving the selfish functions of their sponsors.
Dr. Kennie Obateru
Neighborhood Frequent Manager
Neighborhood Public Affairs Division
Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company
NNPC Towers, Abuja.
16th October, 2020.