Asabe Waziri: HURIWA Apologises to NNPCL Staff over Corruption Allegations

Asabe Waziri: HURIWA Apologises to NNPCL Staff over Corruption Allegations

  • The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has apologised to Ms Asabe Waziri corruption allegations levelled against the NNPCL staff
  • HURIWA, using the FOI Act, had requested details about Waziri's employment, salaries, benefits, date of enlistment, and alleged acquisition of properties from the NNPCL
  • The rights group clarified that the FOI request was made based on the best of intentions and not to malign or discredit you Ms Asabe journalist Nurudeen Lawal has 8 years of experience covering political campaigns and elections

FCT, Abuja - An Abuja-based human rights group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), on Friday, April 26, apologised to Ms Asabe Waziri, a staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Limited over corruption allegations.

HURIWA had written to the NNPC's Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), Mele Kyari, under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI), to seek clarification on Ms Waziri's employment status.

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HURIWA wrote the NNPC Limited's (GCEO), Mele Kyari, to seek status of one of his staff, Ms Asabe Waziri. Photo credit: NNPC Limited
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In a statement made available to, HURIWA's national coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, explained that the rights group's decision to send the FOI request to the NNPCL was based on best intentions and not to malign or discredit Ms Waziri.

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The letter signed by Comrade Onwubiko reads:

"On behalf of our organisation, we write to tender our sincerest and unreserved apology to you for our decision to write to your employer.
"We apologise for whatever insinuations of official misconduct unbecoming of a public officer or of corruption that may have been perceived from our FOI letter to your employer.
"This is totally unintended, as we hold you in high esteem. We wish to let you know that we never did that letter on behalf of anybody, but it was a decision of our organization, and our intentions are of the best of intentions and not to malign or discredit you.

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"We once more, extend to you our apology. Whilst believing that our explanation is satisfactory, we hereby assure you of our highest honour and consideration."

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In another report, HURIWA had also called for the probe of the now-suspended minister of humanitarian affairs and poverty alleviation, Dr Betta Edu.

The group made the call following the alleged diversion of N585.2 million of public funds into private accounts, violating the 2009 public sector financial regulations.


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