- Buhari has never interfered in running NNPC, says Kyari
- He said, instead, the president supports the corporation
- According to him, Buhari only wants to know that they are doing the best for Nigeria
The group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Malam Mele Kyari, said that President Muhammadu Buhari never interfered in the operations of the Corporation.
Kyari disclosed this at a media interactive with National Association of Energy Correspondents in Abuja, on Friday.
He said that the corporation had the full support of the president to operate effectively for the growth of the industry.
He said that migrating to the deregulation of the downstream oil sector was a huge challenge and difficult decision for the president as he understood the pain it would put ordinary Nigerian through.
According to him, the president supported the decision because government can no longer afford subsidy with harsh economic impact of COVID-19.
The GMD said that the Corporation’s new focus was on gas development as the most resilient source of energy in the energy transition process.
In a related development, the Nigerian government has signed an agreement for the transportation of imported petroleum products from Niger Republic.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has stated that PBuhari's government has failed the country.
The Senate minority leader made the comment while being interviewed in a programme on Channels Television.
“The party (Peoples Democratic Party) has its position and the position is very simple: this government has failed.
“You don’t have any other way of trying to cover it. You can say all the rhetoric, you make all the propaganda. You can go ahead and try to pull the wool over the eyes of the people but the #EndSARS protest showed a failure of this government.
“It is not that is just failing now. It has been failing all along and we have been continually pointed it out.”
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