No Rift Between GMD And Petroleum Minister – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has debunked rumours of feud between the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison Madueke and its Group Managing Director, GMD, Engr. Andrew Yakubu.

The Group General Manager, GGM, Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Mr. Ohi Alegbe, in a statement, yesterday, said that the two were “in harmonious working relationship.”

According to him, the Minister of Petroleum Resources and the NNPC, in the last few months, have heeded countless number of summons from the National Assembly, wondering why the media would go to town with the reports that the Petroleum Minister was doing everything to thwart the proposed investigation into the alleged N10 billion purportedly expended on the charter of jets by the corporation.

“The Minister and NNPC are putting together all the documents that the House of Representatives Committee on Public Account had requested for. At the end of the probe, the Minister and the Corporation would be vindicated,” he said.

Alegbe added that the GMD of the corporation was in London last week for the board meeting of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG, and that NNPC would remain focused on its core mandate of guaranteeing energy sufficiency for the country.