Attack on NNPCL unfounded, cheap blackmail


The attacks on the National Nigerian Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) has been described as unfounded and cheap blackmail and does not mean well for the country.

The observation was made by the National Coordinator of Tinubu Shettima Network (TSN), Engineer Kailani Muhammad,  calling it cheap blackmail.

Eng Kailani said major issues of fuel Scarcity and failure to meet up with OPEC quota advanced by CNPP are nothing, but clear attempt to call a dog bad to hang it.

He asked:”Is it NNPC staff that are stealing oil .it is a cartel and which the security  agencies  and politicians are involved  and this has been happening since 1983 in this country?”

The group Coordinator, who applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for setting up a 14-man Steering Committee to find lasting solutions to the problems surrounding the supply and distribution chain of petroleum products in the country, said,  “I don’t think there is any corruption in the newly incorporated NNPCL, because since the repositioning , nobody or leader can deep hands in NNPC’s coffers to steal money, because there are laws guiding the company now unlike before ,when a president can just write and sipphon money .

Engineer Kailani Muhammad, who spoke in a reaction to a  recent statement signed by CNPP Secretary General, Chief Willy Ezugwu explained,” It beats our  imagination that a group to condemn the current management has been doing a lot ,most especially the Group Managing Director. Eng. Mele Kyari, who works round-the-clock to ensure optimum operations are guaranteed with everything  now done through the rule of law .

In the Press release personally signed and made available to journalists in Kaduna,  Engineer Kailani who was the National Coordinator of Muhammadu Buhari Votes Guard before it metamorphosed into Tinubu Shettima Network  posited,”These so called comrades of CNPP and their allies have no just  reasons to accuse  management of Mele Kyari led team of corruption  .

According to him, it’s more disheartening that they don’t even have figures to back up their allegations of corruption against the management.

However he stated:”We expect members of CNPP to know that under previous government, NNPC was more of  a cash cow for years than National oil company, until President Muhammadu Buhari’s government repositioned it.

“NNPC is now an independent company, which was established by CAMA and the Petroleum Industry Act that passed by NASS and signed by the President .

“As independent company now ,it needs to generate money for Nigeria for Proper investment and open up the system for business individuals willing to invest in the Oil sector to do so with ease .

“Today NNPCL can pay taxes and royalty to the government,which it has been doing . If the CNPP and its allies don’t have anything doing ,they should shut up and support this Government to ensure that dividends of democracy are delivered to the people.”

While claiming that CNPP is being sponsored by PDP to castigate and denigrate Buhari’s government, Kailani expressed strong believe they will fail.But called on the them to desist from negative insinuations and leave NNPCL alone.

He further stated ,” All those enemies,who think Nigeria is their heritage and have failed to leave the political scene for better tomorrow are  doomed to fail .

“We know they want the government to fail because, they don’t believe in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government .

“There is nothing wrong, when a Leader does well ,such deserves commendation and where anything wrong is observed rather than unnecessary criticism, suggest ideas objectively.

I saw CNPP, the group of those enemies of these government , who don’t even want Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to with the election.

On issue of meeting up with OPEC quota , Kailani spoke on measures adopted by   Kyari’s led Management team to tackle oil theft cases.

He said, The government in his wisdom allowed the NNPCL to engage Tompolo ,when crude Oil production output dropped from 1.8 to 900 and later to even almost 100 barrel per day  .

“After the engagement of Tompolo ,we are now producing  optimally and maybe in the next few months ,we can meet up with our OPEC quota, because he done well  to make sure that all the taps on the pipelines are no more and checkmating the thieves in the creeks. This is feat  that we need to give kudos to the government and NNPC instead of criticising them .

” NNPCL has been intervening on issue of bad roads  to ensure that our major roads are  either rehabilitated or reconstructed. It’s doing this to make sure that it supplements government’s efforts,where the government is yet to do something for the benefits of Nigerians .

That NNPC has  intervened  on matters of  roads; hospitals and even during COVID-19  is no doubt a good omen that should be commended,  especially the president Muhammadu Buhari’s government , who has been doing tremendously well in the areas of infrastructure , security and repositioning the NNPCL.


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