NNPC refutes reviews of bribe to NANS, funding of vote shopping in Ondo •Considers appropriate motion against Sahara Reporters, Nairaland
The Nigerian National Petroleum Company has refuted reviews in a portion of the media alleging that it paid bribe to the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and equipped funds for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to utilize votes in the factual concluded Ondo Divulge gubernatorial election.
In an announcement by the Team Overall Manager, Team Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, the Company described the reviews as sportive and contrived allegations, with none substance no doubt, ostensibly designed to abet the selfish ends of their sponsors to bring NNPC to disrepute and tarnish the Company’s portray.
On the alleged bribe or Covid-19 palliative to NANS printed by Saharareporters, NNPC confirmed that it got a letter dated April 22, 2020, from NANS signed by one Comrade Danielson Akpan, requesting for financial give a seize to to permit the association present palliatives to varsity students who had been stranded at diverse colleges in the end of the lockdown, a request the Company couldn’t honour on account of the queer conditions and financial constraints thrown up by the worldwide oil market meltdown.
Pertaining to the allegation of offering funds to present a seize to a political occasion, the All Progressives Congress (APC), in shopping votes in the end of the Ondo Divulge gubernatorial election printed by Nairaland, the Company defined that the NNPC is owned by the Federation and indeed, all Nigerians, subsequently, it is non-partisan and would now not defend in sponsorship of political parties or causes.
NNPC known as on Saharareporters and Nairaland to determine the reviews failing which it’d be compelled to sight appropriate redress as appropriate.
It also entreated contributors of the public to discountenance the reviews, stressing that they had been a crass negate of unprofessionalism with predetermined conclusions aimed at serving the selfish applications of their sponsors.
Dr. Kennie Obateru
Team Overall Manager
Team Public Affairs Division
Nigerian National Petroleum Company
NNPC Towers, Abuja.
16th October, 2020.