WE’VE BEGUN SANITIZING NNPC TO MAKE IT FREE OF CORRUPTION AND SHADY DEALS/TRIAL OF THOSE WHO MISAPPRORIATED NNPC REVENUES WILL BEGIN SOON – BUHARI

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday in New York
restated his determination to fully sanitize Nigeria’s oil
industry and make it totally free of corruption and
shady deals.
Speaking at a meeting with President Xi Jinping on the
sidelines of the 70th General Assembly of the United
Nations, President Buhari said that a necessary first
step in this direction had already been taken with the
appointment of a new management for the Nigerian
National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its
subsequent reorganisation .
The President said that the prosecution of those who
misappropriated the NNPC’s revenue under past
administrations will soon commence.
President Buhari thanked President Xi Jinping for
China’s ongoing help in curbing crude oil theft from
Nigeria.
The President applauded China’s interception of
shiploads of crude oil stolen from Nigeria, and which
were to be sold and proceeds paid into private
accounts.
“We know your stand on corruption, and we are
grateful. Your continued cooperation in curbing oil
theft from Nigeria will be appreciated,” President Buhari
told the Chinese leader.
He also assured President Xi Jinping that under its new
leadership, the Nigerian military had been re-trained
and re-equipped, and was now making steady gains
against Boko Haram.
President Jinping told President Buhari that China,
which is already involved in Nigeria in diverse areas
like railway, airports, agriculture, and in the Mambilla
Hydro-power project, among others, will increase its
investment in the country’s agricultural sector to
support the achievement of domestic food security.
He also promised further Chinese investment in
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, and more support for
human capital development in the country.
Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)

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