The Presidency on Saturday declared that President Goodluck Jonathan will never condone the cover up of corruption cases involving any official of government.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, who made the declaration in a statement issued in Abuja, denounced a report in one of the national dailies which he claimed gave the impression that Jonathan tolerates such cover ups over the ongoing investigation into the chartering of private jet by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) by the House of Representatives.
According to the statement, “Jonathan had never and will never condone any act of corruption no matter from which quarters such may come from.
“This clarification has become necessary as a result of a mischievous publication by a National Daily which suggested falsely that my response to the planned probe by the House of Representatives on the hiring of a private jet by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation implied that the President was encouraging corruption.
“The true fact of the matter is that it is the House of Representatives that claimed to be in possession of certain documents relating to the leasing of Private Jets for which they decided to institute a probe”.