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Kwara senator distances himself from unremitted NNPC funds

12 August 2014, 08:14Augustine Osayande

Abuja – Kwara Central District senator, Bukola Saraki, denied signing the report of Senate Committee on Finance on the investigation of the alleged un-remitted US$49,8 billion oil revenue by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

The Senator distanced himself in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Advocacy, Bamikole Omishore.

“The attention of office of Distinguished Senator Bukola Saraki has been drawn to a publication made in today's (newspaper name withheld) publication of 11th August, 2014, particularly on pages lX to XV wherein the distinguished Senator was listed as one of the signatories to the report of Senate committee on Finance on the investigation of the alleged unremitted US$49,8 billion oil revenue by NNPC,” Omishore stated.  

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He said Saraki was a member of the Senate Committee on Finance and participated actively in almost all of the committee's assignment as it affected the investigation of the unremitted funds but did not sign any committee report.

"It is pertinent therefore to correct the erroneous impression and insinuation that such publication might portray to the general public. The names listed in the report as published by the newspaper report are just the list of members of the Committee and nothing more.”

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He said this correction is for record purposes and is equally necessary for the attention of the editor/publisher of the newspaper and by extension, the general public who might have been misled in the circumstances.

- CAJ News


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