NNPC cannot be a secret club - Melaye asks FG to disclose activities of oil sector

NNPC cannot be a secret club - Melaye asks FG to disclose activities of oil sector

Senator Dino Melaye, the lawmaker representing Kogi West senatorial district at the upper chamber of the National Assembly has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government to open up on activities of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

The outspoken senator who disclosed this on his twitter handle on Tuesday, April 9, said the oil sector which is the country's source of income should not be a secret club.

According to the senator, transparency is the vaccine for corruption and the operations of the oil industry is opaque.

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Read his tweet below:

In a related development, the Senate committee on local content has assured Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NOAC) and other stakeholders of its support.

The committee also expressed its commitment for the commencement of the 13.5 billion dollar off -shore Zabazaba Crude Oil Production project.

The chairman of the committee, Sen. Solomon Adeola, gave the assurance in a statement by his media adviser, Kayode Odunaro.

Adeola gave the assurance on Tuesday, April 9, at an NOAC, Oando and Nigeria National Petroleum Cooperation(NNPC) Research and Development Forum.

The forum has the theme, “Research and Development-Emerging Technologies in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Senator Dino Melaye was accused of damaging two police patrol vans in an alleged attempt to escape from custody.

This was disclosed in a testimony given by ASP Dennis Agbi, who is a member of the IGP Special Tactical Squad.

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