Monday, April 21, 2014 4:03 am
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that there is no rift between the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, and the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mr Andrew Yakubu
The clarification is contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC, Mr Ohi Alegbe
The statement said the minister and the GMD were in harmonious working relationship and dismissed insinuations of a frosty relationship between the two.
It said the minister and the NNPC in the last few months had heeded countless summonses from the National Assembly.
It denied that the minister was doing everything to thwart the proposed investigation into the alleged N10 billion purportedly spent on the charter of jets by the corporation.
The statement said the minister and the corporation were putting together all the documents that the National Assembly requested for in the matter and added that at the end of the probe the minister and the corporation would be vindicated.
It said that all agencies in the ministry were working in concert with other key downstream operators to ensure the realisation of the zero fuel queues aspiration of the minister.
The agencies are Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, NNPC, Pipelines and Products Marketing Company and the Department of Petroleum Resources