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DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by ORACLE1975(m): 5:10am On Jul 15, 2015
A director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said that operatives of the Department of State Services have interrogated him 11 different times since May over crude oil swap deals with traders.

“The DSS has been harassing some of us,” the Group Executive Director, Refining and Petrochemicals, NNPC, Mr. Ian Udoh, was quoted as telling Reuters.

The investigation by the DSS and anti-graft agencies involves crude oil swap deals and offshore processing agreements in which the corporation gives certain volume of crude oil to traders in exchange for refined products.

Instead of ensuring that crude oil was made available to the nation’s four refineries for domestic consumption, the immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, in conjunction with the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, increased the crude oil swaps and OPAs from 270,000 barrels per day to 445,000 bpd, thus starving the refineries of crude oil.

President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed the NNPC to review the crude for oil products swap contracts and offshore processing agreements with trading companies because of the belief that the deals might have cost the country millions of dollars in lost revenue and refined product supply.

“There is a siege mentality here at the moment,” Udoh, an NNPC veteran of 36 years, was quoted as saying.

He said Buhari’s initiative had given fresh legs to media coverage of the accounting holes worth over $20bn identified by two separate investigations, and that the public pressure was dominating management meetings.

The DSS operatives were said to be closely monitoring the headquarters of the corporation in Abuja, with soldiers guarding the building from raised platforms, while visitors were required to go through four separate security checks.

However, the NNPC has described the story as false.

The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Mr. Ohi Alegbe, wrote in a text message to one of our correspondents, “That the report is from a foreign news agency doesn’t make it credible, please.”

Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress, had promised sweeping reforms of the oil and gas industry, with the NNPC at the core, during the campaigns leading up to the March 28 presidential election.

To kick start the overhaul of the industry, the President had on June 26 dissolved the board of the NNPC, with more sackings expected.

The President’s advisers have recommended a total overhaul of Africa’s biggest oil industry

The oil sector provides the government with roughly 70 per cent of its revenue, and the slump in crude oil prices since last year has hit the economy hard.

Under the constitution, the NNPC is supposed to hand over its oil revenue to the Federal Government, which then pays back what the firm needs based on a budget approved by the National Assembly.

But in a legal contradiction that has never been resolved, the Act establishing the state oil company allows it to cover costs before remitting funds to the government; in effect, enabling it to do what it wants with the cash.

The former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Lamido Sanusi, had in 2013 alleged that the NNPC failed to pay $20bn in revenue to government accounts between January 2012 and July 2013.

But the company argued that the money was not lost at all. A subsequent audit by the PwC found that some funds were unaccounted for, bemoaning a lack of cooperation and issued an audit with extensive caveats.

Only last month, the National Economic Council said the NNPC had earned N8.1tn between 2012 and the end of May 2015, but paid only N4.3tn to the Federal Government.

The council is chaired by the vice president and includes all state governors and the central bank governor.

At the 7th Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series held in Abuja on Monday, the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, lambasted the national oil firm for being run like a parallel government, adding that he was hopeful that the Buhari administration would “kill” the corporation.

“If you don’t kill the NNPC, you will kill Nigeria,” el-Rufai had said.

According to him, the oil firm is riddled with corruption and until it is destroyed completely and rebuilt from the scratch, there will be no headway for Nigeria.

“The fact that the NNPC has effectively become impossible to audit suits a lot of people,” said Antony Goldman of Nigeria-focused PM Consulting.

He said it was conceivable that not even insiders knew the real value of the various deals agreed on behalf of the company.

The greatest indictment of the NNPC may be that Nigeria’s four refineries have never reached full production, due to poor maintenance, leaving Africa’s biggest crude producer to rely on expensive imported fuel for 80 per cent of its energy needs.
source http://www.punchng.com/news/dss-grills-nnpc-director-11-times-over-swap-deals/

Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by ORACLE1975(m): 5:11am On Jul 15, 2015
U na go hear wennn. It is not only DSS that are going to grill people. Fellow inmates of Kirikiri would get a chance at grilling new arrivals when the time comes.

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Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by Nobody: 5:13am On Jul 15, 2015
fresh any way ftc... where is my boy introvert am hitting jackpot today
Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by otokx(m): 5:14am On Jul 15, 2015
These NNPC and DPR people are just packing our money yafu yafu.

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Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by tomsniel(m): 5:15am On Jul 15, 2015
I pray that Nigerians would not regret this Change that we voted for sad

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Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by laidian(m): 5:16am On Jul 15, 2015
They shouldn't fail to grind them too.

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Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by Welrez(m): 5:21am On Jul 15, 2015
Don't associate NNPC's corruption solely with GEJ. It has always been corrupt, like the police.

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Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by Standing5(m): 5:28am On Jul 15, 2015
The wicked will keep running even when no one is chasing them.

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Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by AdamsAmin(m): 5:54am On Jul 15, 2015
Nnpc should be dissolved. The level of corruption in that organisation is in an all time high.

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Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by Charlesroval: 6:04am On Jul 15, 2015
NNPC why?
Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by tucky200(m): 6:08am On Jul 15, 2015
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Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by generaliy07(m): 7:15am On Jul 15, 2015
Drill them 1 million times if need be, keep drilling till they start spilling

NNPC shouldn't be seen as an ATM

Click this

https://samueliyanu./2015/07/12/irawe-the-dancing-fungi/

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Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by Burger01(m): 7:15am On Jul 15, 2015
You guys are being grilled because the allegations of massive corruption and mismanagement of the affairs of NNPC is just too much to jump the gun.

Proper grilling should be carried out. Officers should be probed and jailed if found wanting.

Btw, where is that frog-eyed thief She must not go unpunishedsad

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Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by PHfinest(m): 7:16am On Jul 15, 2015
All Propaganda Confidence
Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by Shaadey: 7:16am On Jul 15, 2015
ride on jare
Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by jay89(m): 7:16am On Jul 15, 2015
nawa ooooo shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by lordtech(m): 7:19am On Jul 15, 2015
Watching in 3D mode cool
Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by Rexohi: 7:19am On Jul 15, 2015
Gagaan, e don shele. Those involved go see oba.
Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by ojemglo(m): 7:19am On Jul 15, 2015
I SAW IT FROM AFAR
Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by Nobody: 7:20am On Jul 15, 2015
No be only grill dem go cook and roast you do barbeque. See him face like Turkey undecided

If i kick you with my cleats enh

Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by Nobody: 7:20am On Jul 15, 2015
PMB is working, I smell the CHANGE.... God bless Naija!

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Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by omowolewa: 7:21am On Jul 15, 2015
One out of many

NNPC suffers from systemic issues which ought not to be personalized. I don't support grafting but just hoping to seeing a system redefinition of NNPC (maybe PIB).

NNPC uses one of the best ERP system (Accounting Software) in the world. Which could be integrated with that of FIRS and NCS (using similar one) except for CBN which uses different package which is also integratable with that of NNPC's with a good DBMS and SQL. With this type of integration, its likely no kobo would be lost.

About crude swap, No Director can unilaterally execute that type of strategic decision. Its a policy issue approvable by the presiden which no law objects. What you get in returns for the swap depends on your bargain power, technical knowledge and sincerity. Thatz where integrity comes in.

NNPC has one of the best internal control system and accounting process but something won't make it work; politics.

NNPC is well diversified to handle its operations but the system is stinking due to political interference.

The tripartite rule of corruption includes pressure. When Pressure, opportunity and weak morals/Integrity meets, corruption is imminent. The officials can't help but be corrupt (not an excuse though).

Probe the man, but don't witch hunt. Trust me, the probe is just an avenue to the sea of systemic errors in NNPC and its corruption.

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Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by Boy101(m): 7:26am On Jul 15, 2015
Change...
Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by sorextee(m): 7:27am On Jul 15, 2015
I can't even comment on this..
Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by strongerthaneva(m): 7:27am On Jul 15, 2015
tomsniel:
I pray that Nigerians would not regret this Change that we voted for sad
man is too early if have nothing to say u can say transformation and let we the change be ooi..bad belles..

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Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by Viktor1983(m): 7:29am On Jul 15, 2015
Following
Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by Timoleon(m): 7:31am On Jul 15, 2015
.Damn! dis guy must be a real good crook,the dss knows theres something fishy bout dis guy, they just cant figure out just where his connections lie yet.
Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by XYZADIGOR7: 7:32am On Jul 15, 2015
I was here
Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by Jwhizzy(m): 7:34am On Jul 15, 2015
These swap deals are just lazy and driven by a corruption motive by the NNPC.

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Re: DSS Grills NNPC Director 11 Times Over Swap Deals by infinixnote: 7:35am On Jul 15, 2015
embarassed

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