Posted on Wed 15 Jul 2015, 06:38 PM
apc demand probe of nnpc,

APC has again urged the Federal Government to probe the NNPC over unaccounted funds. 

The party said the whereabouts of the dividends paid to the NNPC by the NLNG, as well as the taxes paid to the FIRS Federation Account prior to the latest payment in June 2015 should not remain a mystery.

National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, said the call has become more urgent against the backdrop of published reports that the NNPC has withdrawn $1.2 billion from banks so it could place the money with the Central Bank of Nigeria.

The statement by Alhaji Mohammed said the move by the NNPC is a panic reaction to the expose by the party (APC) that over $4 billion dollars are missing in past dividends paid to the NNPC by the NLNG.

''Now that the cat has been let out of the bag, they have started moving the funds from the banks to the CBN. We believe what we are seeing now is just a tip of the iceberg, hence the need for the authorities to call the NNPC officials to give accounts of the paid NLNG dividends to date,'' APC said.

''The top officials of the NNPC and others who met on Monday and decided to withdraw the $1.2 billion from the corporation's account to the CBN must be asked a number of questions, including their motive for sudden the decision.”

APC insists that any delay in throwing open the books of the NNPC for proper scrutiny may be a huge setback in the effort to restore accountability in the Nigerian scheme of things.

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