NNPC refutes reports of bribe to NANS, funding of vote procuring in Ondo •Considers authorized action in opposition to Sahara Newshounds, Nairaland
The Nigerian National Petroleum Company has refuted reports in a section of the media alleging that it paid bribe to the National Affiliation of Nigerian Students (NANS) and provided funds for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to raise votes in the acceptable concluded Ondo Insist gubernatorial election.
In a press liberate by the Community Long-established Supervisor, Community Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, the Company described the reports as sportive and contrived allegations, with none substance in level of fact, ostensibly designed to support the selfish ends of their sponsors to bring NNPC to disrepute and tarnish the Company’s describe.
On the alleged bribe or Covid-19 palliative to NANS revealed by Saharareporters, NNPC confirmed that it got a letter dated April 22, 2020, from NANS signed by one Comrade Danielson Akpan, asking for for monetary give a boost to to enable the affiliation provide palliatives to varsity students who had been stranded at a form of schools at some level of the lockdown, a seek data from of the Company would possibly perchance well presumably presumably now not honour due to the the peculiar circumstances and monetary constraints thrown up by the realm oil market meltdown.
Touching on the allegation of offering funds to present a boost to a political occasion, the All Progressives Congress (APC), in procuring votes at some level of the Ondo Insist gubernatorial election revealed by Nairaland, the Company defined that the NNPC is owned by the Federation and certainly, all Nigerians, due to the this fact, it’s non-partisan and doesn’t fetch in sponsorship of political events or causes.
NNPC known as on Saharareporters and Nairaland to buy the reports failing which it’d be compelled to demand authorized redress as acceptable.
It also informed participants of the public to discountenance the reports, stressing that they had been a crass display of unprofessionalism with predetermined conclusions aimed at serving the selfish capabilities of their sponsors.
Dr. Kennie Obateru
Community Long-established Supervisor
Community Public Affairs Division
Nigerian National Petroleum Company
NNPC Towers, Abuja.
16th October, 2020.