Arewa Youths Decry Calls For NNPC GMD’s Resignation

Northern youths under the aegis of Arewa Youths Forum, AYF, have decried alleged plot to force the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, to resign as a result of alleged unremitted $20 billion by the corporation.

AYF alleged that already, a group, Nigerian Youth Leaders, claiming to be protecting the interest of youths, had planned to stage a demonstration at the National Assembly to press for the resignation of the NNPC boss.

National Director, Public Affairs of the group, Bello Abdulhamid, who described those behind the Yakubu-must-go campaign as faceless, in a media briefing in Abuja, yesterday, said the architects behind the plot should have waited for the outcome of the forensic audit of the NNPC account which the Senate Committee on Finance investigating the whereabouts of the alleged unremitted funds, had directed the Ministry of Finance to carry out.

The suspended Central Bank governorn Sanusi Lamido Sanusi had accused the NNPC of not remitting oil revenue up to $20 billion into the federation’s account.

Following the accusation by the suspended governor, interest groups and some Nigerians have pressed for the resignation of NNPC GMD and the Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke.