Governor Udom Emmanuel Of Akwa Ibom State Says His Appointment To A Four-Man Committee To Scrutinize Accounting Records Of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Is A Call To Duty
Iniobong Ekponta, Uyo
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has described his recent appointment into a four-man Committee to scrutinize the accounting records of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as a call to duty which transcends party partisanship.
The Governor stated this at Ibom International Airport on his arrival from the Presidential Villa where he was inaugurated into the Committee by the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osibanjo. Speaking with Correspondents upon his arrival from Abuja, the Governor said he was committed to deliver on the assigned responsibility by President Muhammadu Buhari as he had earlier swore to an oath to serve the country.
He explained that President Buhari, just like himself was elected to serve the people and that political party only serves as a springboard for them to provide quality leadership and deliver democratic dividends to the people. His words: “What should be uppermost in our minds is: are we delivering the dividends of democracy to the people? This is what the President stands for and you know when I also took over office, I pledged my total loyalty to the President, I pledged to work very well with the President. I see a President who is ready to work and who is willing to work”.
The Committee is to unravel the N3.8 trillion not remitted to the Federation Account from 2012 to May 2015, as well as $2.1 billion said to have been deducted from the Excess Crude Account by the Petroleum Corporation. Governor Emmanuel is to work in the Committee alongside Gombe State Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo, Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomele and Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai.