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NNPC threatens to sack staff of 21 depots over corruption

  • Mele Kyari warned that any member of staff of 21 depots across the country involved in corruption will be sacked
  • The group managing director of the NNPC advocated transparency and accountability
  • Kyari said staff should report to their superior any action that suggests corrupt practices

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has urged staff of the 21 depots across the country to be transparent in their dealings.

The group managing director of NNPC, Mele Kyari, said this on Wednesday, September 4. Report has it that each of the 21 depots has an average of 50 staff.

He said any member of staff that lacks transparency ad accountability will be sacked without hesitation.

“Any personnel caught with any corrupt act would be shown the way out of Corporation without hesitation,” he stated.

Ndu Ughamadu who is the group general manager, group public affairs division, in a statement noted that Kyari said officials should report fishy transaction to their superior.

“He said there was no room for the kind of under-hand dealings that were associated with the depots operations in the past, stressing that any personnel caught with any corrupt act would be shown the way out of the corporation without hesitation,” Ughamadu said.

He added that management was ready to reward staff who carried out their duties with distinction.

Meanwhile, Nigeria escaped another legal judgement against it after a US judge rejected Exxon Mobil Corp’s and Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s effort to revive a $1.8 billion arbitration award. Reuters reports that William Pauley who is a US district judge gave the judgement on Wednesday, September 4.

The case was brought against Nigeria over a 1993 contract dispute with the NNPC over extraction of oil.

The judge “cited public policy and due process considerations in deciding not to enforce the October 2011 award against the NNPC which was subsequently set aside by courts in Nigeria.”