Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Governors accuse NNPC of fraudulent subsidy payment

By Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja on 17/05/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 586


State governors yesterday accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of fraudulently doubling the nation’s daily petrol consumption from about 30 million litres to 60 million litres, and called for a thorough probe of oil subsidy payments from 2015 to date.

They have also directed that all petrol stations located 10 kilometres to the nation’s borders be immediately shut down by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) until they are recertified. The decision followed NNPC’s excuse that the sudden hike in petrol consumption was due to illegal export to neighbouring countries.

The governors further advocated that all trucks transporting petroleum products be installed with a tracking device in order to monitor their movement to discharge stations.

They also demanded that NNPC must henceforth clearly differentiate its earnings in sales as against taxes before remitting funds to the Federation Account to avoid unexplained shortfalls.

The states chief executives who equally raised concerns over Joint Venture Cash Call claims made by NNPC directed that further payments for such should be suspended until the corporation gives details of exactly how much has been paid since 2015.

A delegation of the governors, led by the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, expressed these concerns when they met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at a meeting on Wednesday night at the Aso Rock Villa, on his return from his two-day official visit to Benue State.

Also in attendance at the closed-door meeting were Governors Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom); Godwin Obaseki (Edo); Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa); Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna; and Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi).

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, and that of Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma, as well as a representative of the NNPC GMD, also attended the meeting which ended a few minutes after 8pm.

Yari, briefing State House Correspondents at the end of the meeting, said, “this is the second time we are meeting with NNPC in respect of remittances into the federation account. (Daily Sun)

 


Source News Express

Posted 17/05/2018 12:36:10 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Gov Sani-Bello condoles Gen. Buratai on father’s death...

How Jude Ejiogu united Imo politicians during daughter’s...

Korean families separated by war meet after 65...

Breaking News: We’ve penetrated Lagos, says Boko Haram;...

Global leaders, partners budget $1.2bn to fight polio...

Teachers’ Welfare: Gov. Sani-Bello directs payment of domestic...

DSS raid: Judges plan mass resignation

UBTH nurses protest frequent abduction of colleagues

Financial Markets close for Eid-el-Kabir celebrations

New twist in story of varsity students lynched...

Militancy: Bayelsa professionals seek investigation of Sylva, Lokpobiri...

Shake-up in the Air Force: Branch chiefs, AOCs,...

 

Latest News Nothing can stop actualisation of Biafra — IPOB •Hits Uwazuruike, others My father sick but not dead, says Ex-Head of State Ernest Shonekan’s daughter 2019: Okowa challenges opponents to debate •Receives thousands of returnees from opposition parties Boko Haram launches fresh attack on Chibok community, burns houses Court keeps Imo APC governorship candidates waiting; adjourns indefinitely Ekiti Assembly moves to probe Fayose Strike out suit seeking to compel EFCC to investigate, prosecute me, Oshiomhole begs court Alleged N450m Fraud: Court summons Taraba APC guber candidate Recent party primaries don’t show Nigeria’s democracy is advancing — Dogara Nigeria collapsing with $80 billion debt profile — Obi UN seeks protection of Kaduna, Borno communities over violence Juventus Too Good For Man United On Ronaldo’s Return

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (409,429 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (383,864 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (316,282 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (260,177 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (238,643 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (225,071 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (205,027 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (186,466 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (171,332 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (166,478 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (162,175 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (149,832 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (70) Business & Economy (3,709) Business Verdict (53) Columnists (949) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (561) Features (660) Global Business Monitor (305) International (2,569) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (145) News (39,862) Opinion (1,127) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,383) Religion (885) Sports (1,742) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

NLNG Prize for Literature 2018

Zenith Zero Balance

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

LIBYA vs NIGERIA 2-3 Goals Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement