By CHRIS OCHAYI
ABUJA ‚Äì The management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has absolved itself from the alleged missing N500 billion Sure-P funds.
The Corporation which described media reports linking it to the Sure-P budget as a comprehensive falsehood, noted that it has no connection whatsoever with the disbursement and appropriation of funds to the Sure-P Committee.
The Acting Group General Manager, of NNPC. Tumini E. Green, said Sure-P budget was managed by a Committee made up of eminent Nigerians.
She said, ‚ÄúNNPC is neither a member of the Sure-P Committee nor does it pay any money into the Sure-P account for any reason whatsoever.
‚ÄúThe budget is the responsibility of other requisite statutory authority. The committee superintends over the disbursement and the execution of the various social welfare projects,
She affirmed in a terse statement that the Corporation does not know how the funds are managed.
The statement also added that the Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke who has the highest regards for the distinguished Senate Ad-Hoc Committee was unavoidably absent because she was away on some very important national assignment.