President Jonathan demands Ribadu report

President Goodluck Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the Petroleum Minister to submit the comprehensive report of the Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force, led by Nuhu Ribadu, to his office by Friday this week.

The president made the demand on Monday, Rueben Abati, his spokesman said.

The Committee was set up in February 2012. It was required to determine and verify all petroleum upstream and downstream revenues owed to the Federal Government of Nigeria, and take all necessary steps to collect all debts due and owed.

The committee was also required to obtain agreements and enforce payment terms by all oil industry operators.

The committee submitted its report to the petroleum minister since August but it was kept secret after the submission.

The report says Nigeria lost about N4.64 trillion over the last decade from illegal deals reached between Nigerian government officials and multinational oil companies.

Two opposition parties, Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) has warned that any attempt by the government to underplay the report poses danger to Nigeria’s unity.

The president is expected to receive the report at 11 am on Friday.

 


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  • obi

    good.

  • NAGODI

    YEAH TAKE THE REPORT, SET UP A COMMITTEE TO LOOK INTO IT, THEN KEEP IT WHERE THE PENSIONS, MALABU, OTEDOLA AND SUBSIDY SCAM REPORTS WERE LODGED-THE DUSTBIN IN THE BACK CELLAR OF YOUR ASO ROCK OFFICE.

    • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

      You are wrong as usual. the pension and subsidy scammers are already in court.While Otedola is been interfered by House of Reps meddling. Quit hating and commend a giant stride.

  • Followtruth

    Window-dressing exercise as usual. Very soon, a committee may be set up to water down the report and reduce it to rubble for the consumption of the dust bin. Never seen a government as deceptive and inept as the current one. Tufiakwa!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Jonathan is pathetic.

    He even has to publicly demand the report of a committeer set up by govt before the Minister will consent to submit it to him?

    Who is answerable to who and who is subordinate to who? What special control does this particular Minister have over the President? Why is Jonathan desecrating the office of President and trivializing the responsibilities of the office?