Ezekwesili attacks Buhari again

A former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, on Tuesday
attacked President Muhammadu Buhari, as the substantive
Minister of Petroleum Resources, and the Nigerian National
Petroleum Corporation over the lack of transparency in the petrol
subsidy arrangement.

Ezekwesili strongly frowned at the alleged secrecy at the NNPC
and called on Buhari to tell Nigerians how much the government
was spending in subsidising Premium Motor Spirit, popularly
known as petrol, since there had not been subsidy in the country’s
budget for some years.

She spoke at a high level workshop on international anti-corruption
best practices organised by the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy
Centre in conjunction with Transparency International in Abuja.
Commenting on the perceived corruption at the national oil firm,
Ezekwesili said, “What exactly is going on at the NNPC? In this
same country, we passed the NEITI (Nigeria Extractive Industries
Transparency Initiative) into an Act way beyond the global
standard, and this was widely applauded globally because it was
robust. But today, even with NEITI in existence, you can hardly tell
what goes on in the NNPC.

“Does the NNPC have a functional board? If the board functions,
what exactly is going on in terms of the subsidy regime? How
much is being spent from the public coffers? Who is making the
decision as to what is being spent? At what point in time is the
Minister of Petroleum Resources, who happens to be the President,
going to tell the nation the accurate expenditure on a matter like
subsidy?

4 Comments

  1. Very bad

  2. Honestly

  3. Ok

  4. Kk

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