Buhari will remove NNPC ‘secrecy’ — APC Campaign group

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President Muhammadu Buhari campaigning at the last presidential election

The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation has said Muhammadu Buhari will lift the veil of secrecy and shadiness that has characterised the transactions of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) if he is elected into office in the February 14 presidential election.

A press statement from the Directorate of Media and Publicity of the campaign in Abuja on Tuesday said it is apparent that the reason the country’s economy comes under heavy shock any time there is instability in the global oil market is because of corruption and lack of transparency and honesty in the way the NNPC is run.

The statement signed by Garba Shehu, Director of Media and Publicity of the campaign, assured that if elected into office an APC-led government will promote credible book-keeping in the day-to-day workings of the NNPC.

“To create a level playing field for all operators and investors in the oil and gas industry, there is an urgent need to have a clear and transparent regulatory and fiscal framework for the upstream, midstream and downstream activities,” he said.

According to him, for about 14 years, the petroleum sector has undergone several reforms to bring its operations – legal, regulatory and organizational framework – in line with international best practices.

The APC Campaign, however, regretted that in spite of the huge human and financial resources that have been expended on these reforms, not much has been realised as a result of lack of commitment and political will of the Jonathan administration.

The APC Campaign said to shore up the nation’s capacity to absorb any shock arising from the flexibility in the global oil and gas market, Mr. Buhari will ensure a comprehensive review of the entire petroleum revenue collection and reporting system to ensure full disclosure and accountability to Nigerians.

The group said the APC candidate will also create a level playing field for all investors, operators and service providers in the oil and gas sector and reduce wastage and improve efficiency to ensure maximization of government revenue.


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  • Akinwade Kolawole

    Dictator Buhari’s certificate is still shrouded ‘in secrecy’ and he his promising to make NNPC transparent. This is a pure lie. The man has demonstrated he has no regards for constituted authority. Once a dictator,always a dictator. GEJ till Buhari shows his certificate.

    • abdul afoede

      You no dey hear? Nigerians say leave the certificate issue. We will vote Buhari even if it is Phcn or Water bill receipt we can get from him because ph.d don fail Nigerians yakata.

      • mk

        U r funny

      • We will vote Buhari even if he produces a receipt from a supermarket.

      • Truthometer

        Bro, let GMB present used recharge card as a certificate ( MTN, GLO etc), he is still going to get my household’s votes. Let Dumbo continue to parade his black market purchased Ph.d in nonsense, I don’t give a rat!

    • Funso

      Are you an illiterate such that you are intellectually and cognitively deaf and blind to the sound responses given to the nation on the dubious issue of certificate you dredged up?

    • Troublesome

      Let us be objective and realistic in whatever we are doing. What is the link between removing secrecy from NNPC and Buhari Certificate here? I just wonder sometimes when I see Nigerians comment on issues that are not related with what is being discussed. If you have any issue with Buhari certificate, please you have the right to sue him to court and use INEC as your witness and stop showing absurdity here.

    • Mr. Abdin

      It seems you are not sure of what you are saying just like your clueless candidate, what is the relationship between NNPC and Buhari’s certificate pls go to court they will clarify you about his certificate.

    • Wey tin be certificate? Wey tin be the benefit of the yeye PhD wey dem get? The man wey get PhD no know say stealing name corruption. Which kind PhD be dat? We don’t tire for certificate! We go vote Buhari even if na bus ticket be im certificate.

  • Mr. Abdin

    The high level of impunity in the oil and gas sector cannot continue as there is the need to have a change in how things are been run that is why something needs to be done and APC is ready to bring the change not only inn the APC but in the entire country. God bless Nigeria.


    Wey tin be certificate? Wey tin be the benefit of the yeye PhD wey dem get? The man wey get PhD no know say stealing na corruption. Which kind PhD be dat? We don’t tire for certificate! We go vote Buhari even if na bus ticket be im certificate.

  • sammyctu ode

    The first two secrecy that the new GMB Administration should remove are: (1) The obscene pension that NNPC pays their retired staff and (2) The obscene fat cheques that NNPC pays all their staff every January of every year which they term ‘Housing Allowances’. I can confirm that a Manager in NNPC carts away N14, 000, 000 Million yearly which even the IOCs in Nigeria do not pay their staff. Also, the staff of Ministry of Petroleum like DPR enjoys this unreasonable obscene payments considering the drain on Nigerian economy. All the over bloated NNPC Staff should be greatly reduced because most of them are doing nothing, just pushing files from one office to the other. Another issue that GMB Administration should look at is the lack of transparency in NNPC Contracting services. All the contractor jobs are usually “ARRANGED” for and within the contractors who usually step down for the chosen contractors. This has been the practice in all NNPC Subsidiary companies. A job of only N2,000,000 Million can end up costing N15, 000, 000 Million. On a yearly basis, all our Nigerian Refineries do not work or at most 20% production but still their staff strength is in thousands. Very Absurd Corrupt stinking NNPC.

  • Stomach Infrastructure

    All the black door deals need to be exposed. GMB all the way!

  • Bigzy

    Remove secretcy from the NNPC ke? This is not the anticidence of Buhari. From what we know of him, the most likely course of action would be to introduce a law banning any discussion of the body.

    • Truthometer

      Very dull reasoning and contribution. Or are you also a Ph.d holder from otuoke?

      • Bigzy

        Would someone like you know a dullard when he sees one? Here is a little test for you. Pick up a mirror and look straight into it for a moment. Yes, you are looking at a real twit, the stuff that dullards are made of.

        • Stomach Infrastructure

          Pity! So dull!!!

          • Bigzy

            And yet, your principal does not even have a School Leaving Certificate.

        • Truthometer

          Truly, completely dull. Otuoke Ph.d holder

          • Bigzy

            Your truth is stained with the blood of many innocent Nigerians. It is only a nincompoop that dwells this much on what he thinks are inadequacies on others. It is indeed a way of trying to cover your evident shortcomings.

  • MushinSpeaks

    Hidden truth must get to the fore of public knowledge; for this to happen, lets use our PVC wisely by voting CHANGE.

  • Zirem

    GMB, APC all the way.