NNPC Drags Osinbajo In A Latest Corruption Case As The Vice President Was Accused Approving A N640 Billion Contract.

By Akingbola sanu 17/10/12 07:07 am

-NNPC drags Osinbajo in a latest corruption case as the Vice President was accused Approving a N640 billion Contract.The Vice President's Office have been quiet amidst talk of a N640 billion contract offered during the absence of the President due to a medical leave.The presidential seat approved for two oil contracts worth N640 billion were granted by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo during his time as acting president.The “Acting President Yemi Osinbajo gave the approval,” Ndu Ughamadu, spokesperson for the NNPC said. But for the ensuing 10 hours, Mr. Osinbajo’s office could not confirm or counter the NNPC’s claim despite repeated requests.The NNPC’s statement on Wednesday after that of Tuesday and the presidency’s handling of the controversy surrounding the operations of the state-oil firm further highlight the opaque nature of the running of the corporation.Mr. Ughamadu’s declaration comes hours after highlighting a critical aspect of a Monday morning statement by the NNPC which suggested that the state-run oil giant had received presidential approvals for at least two contract awards during the time President Muhammadu Buhari was on medical leave in London.

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