NNPC refutes reports of bribe to NANS, funding of vote taking a see for in Ondo •Considers lawful action towards Sahara Journalists, Nairaland
The Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Corporation has refuted reports in a section of the media alleging that it paid bribe to the Nationwide Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and provided funds for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to make a decision votes within the apt concluded Ondo Command gubernatorial election.
In a observation by the Team Atypical Supervisor, Team Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, the Corporation described the reports as mischievous and contrived allegations, with out any substance actually, ostensibly designed to reduction the selfish ends of their sponsors to lift NNPC to disrepute and tarnish the Corporation’s image.
On the alleged bribe or Covid-19 palliative to NANS published by Saharareporters, NNPC confirmed that it got a letter dated April 22, 2020, from NANS signed by one Comrade Danielson Akpan, inquiring for for financial increase to permit the association present palliatives to students who had been stranded at varied colleges throughout the lockdown, a request the Corporation couldn’t honour due to the odd instances and financial constraints thrown up by the arena oil market meltdown.
Relating the allegation of providing funds to toughen a political occasion, the All Progressives Congress (APC), in taking a see for votes throughout the Ondo Command gubernatorial election published by Nairaland, the Corporation outlined that the NNPC is owned by the Federation and indeed, all Nigerians, hence, it is non-partisan and does now not receive in sponsorship of political occasions or causes.
NNPC known as on Saharareporters and Nairaland to build up the reports failing which it may per chance well presumably well per chance be forced to gaze lawful redress as appropriate.
It additionally suggested individuals of the public to discountenance the reports, stressing that they had been a crass veil of unprofessionalism with predetermined conclusions geared towards serving the selfish functions of their sponsors.
Dr. Kennie Obateru
Team Atypical Supervisor
Team Public Affairs Division
Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Corporation
NNPC Towers, Abuja.
16th October, 2020.