Buhari Needs To Start Fight Against Corruption From NNPC – Blair

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Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair has asked the incoming president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari to overhaul the Nigerian National Petroleum corporation (NNPC) as it was one sure way of tackling corruption and saving more money for infrastructural development.

Blair spoke at a two-day policy dialogue themed “Implementing Change: From Vision to Reality”, organized by the Policy, Research and Strategy Directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja on Wednesday.

He stated that Buhari and the APC must be true to their words at all times, saying that the action of the incoming government within the first 100 days in office would determine the kind of goodwill it would eventually have.

The former British Prime Minister was represented by Peter Benjamin Mandelson, a former Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in his government.

The All Progress Congress (APC) had organised a two-day conference where the policy direction of the incoming government of General Muhamadu Buhari will be unveiled. It started today in Abuja and will end tomorrow.

Topics for discussion at the conference include: Improving the National Economy for Shared Prosperity; Repositioning Agriculture for Job Creation and Economic Prosperity; Developing Infrastructure for National Development; Achieving Sustainable Reforms on Oil/Gas Sector; Reducing Inequality and Achieving Sustainable Human Development; Achieving Holistic and Sustainable Reforms in the Education Sector; Developing and Education System Relevant to Nigeria’s Developmental Aspiration; Achieving Qualitative and Affordable Healthcare.

Others include: Achieving Diversity and Inclusion in Public Life; Exploring Sports, Tourism and Creative Industry for Job Creation; Governance and Improved Efficiency in Public Service; Tackling Corruption in Public Sector and Foreign Policy and Agenda for Change.

2 Comments

  • NNPC, is the root of all corruption in the country. All NNPC executive officials have both home and foreign fat accounts. And luxury buildings all over. Nigeria is a home of corrupt officials. There’s no true patriotism among our office holders.

  • It’s the president elect that I feel sorry for, inundated with opinions and demands from those with their own agendas, but that’s politics. You can’t fight the national problem if corruption by going after one company, especially a company that has already been vindicated after a thorough review. The issues we face in Nigeria are rife across both the public and private sectors, and while NNPC has its faults it is the operations at CBN and Ministry of Finance that should be the country’s focus. If PIB had been passed when it was proposed that would have averted the mumblings of many a foreign ‘advisor’.

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