The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has threatened to serve legal redress against SaharaReporters and Nairaland for publishing reports that it bribed the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and provided funds for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to buy votes in the just concluded Ondo State governorship election.
NNPC urged the public to dismiss the false reports as it had no basis.
In a press release by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr Kennie Obateru, the Corporation described the reports as mischievous and contrived allegations, without any substance in truth, ostensibly designed to serve the selfish ends of their sponsors to bring NNPC to disrepute and tarnish the Corporation’s image.
On the alleged bribe or Covid-19 palliative to NANS published by Saharareporters, NNPC confirmed that it received a letter dated April 22, 2020, from NANS signed by one Comrade Danielson Akpan, requesting for financial support.
This would enable the association to provide palliatives to students who were stranded at various schools during the lockdown.
However, NNPC could not honour due to the peculiar circumstances and financial constraints thrown up by the global oil market meltdown.
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