NNPC accuses Nigerian governors of trying to incite public against it
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC has accused the Nigerian Governors Forum NGF of trying to incite the public against it for their failure to pay salaries of workers in their respective states.
The Corporation through its Group General Manager Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu in a statement to the media yesterday said allegations by the governors that the NNPC could not make oil revenue remittances to the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) was not fair.
“The governors under the umbrella of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), antics of rushing to the press at the earliest opportunity of FAAC meeting is most unfortunate, using this as an unfortunate excuse not to pay salaries. It is a ploy to set the public against the NNPC.
“Yet, it is the same NGF that approved the cash call exit to restore investors’ confidence and boost crude oil production thereby generating more revenue for them to share,”
He said every crude oil sales proceeds go straight into the CBN and not NNPC accounts.
The Nigerian Governors Forum it would be recalled blamed the NNPC for not remitting the amount of funds it was reportedly supposed to remit to the FAAC, for onward distribution to the three tiers of government.