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Just in: Buhari has never asked NNPC for favour – GMD Kyari

The new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Mele Kyari, on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari has never asked the corporation for any favour since he was elected in 2015.

He also said NNPC is committed to Open Government Partnership.

Kyari made the disclosure a Roundtable Discussion to mark the 3rd African Anti-Corruption Day in Abuja organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He said: “The President has never asked to do anything for him in our transactions and he does not interfere with what we do. We will do our best to be transparent and open on whatever we do. We are accountable to this country.

Kyari, who led an 11-man team to the session, said: “NNPC is the focal organisation for the Open Government Partnership. Whatever we are doing, we will make sure it is open.

“I urge all of us to be part of the anti-corruption campaign. Corruption can only thrive where there is discretion. We have reduced discretion to the barest minimum in what we do.”

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