The management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has absolved itself from the alleged missing N500 billion SURE-P funds.
Responding to media reports linking it to the Sure-P budget, the corporation described its said involvement in the missing money as falsehood, noting that it has no connection whatsoever with the disbursement and appropriation of funds to the Sure-P Committee.
In her reaction, Acting Group General Manager of NNPC, Tumini E. Green, said Sure-P budget was managed by a Committee made up of eminent Nigerians.
“NNPC is neither a member of the Sure-P Committee nor does it pay any money into the Sure-P account for any reason whatsoever.
“The budget is the responsibility of other requisite statutory authority. The committee superintends over the disbursement and the execution of the various social welfare projects,” Green said.
She also added that the Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke who has the highest regards for the distinguished Senate Ad-Hoc Committee was unavoidably absent because she was away on some very important national assignment.
Lawmakers have recently condemned the decision of some public office holders not to appear before committees constituted by the National Assembly for oversight functions.