The Joint Ventures and Manufacturing Sharing Contracts the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC) entered within the final 32 years is presently being investigated by the Home of Representatives.
The Home Advert Hoc Committee to Examine the Construction & Accountability of the Joint Enterprise Companies and Manufacturing Sharing Contracts of the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company from 1990 to Date, on Tuesday, held its inaugural investigative listening to.
The Speaker of the Home, Femi Gbajabiamila, whereas declaring the listening to open, stated he was delighted to inaugurate the committee at this important level of our nationhood the place extra sources are wanted to diversify our economic system.
Gbajabiamila acknowledged, This investigation grew to become crucial as there are severe allegations that operations of the Joint Enterprise companies and Manufacturing Sharing Contracts, for which NNPC is a celebration and representing Nigerian curiosity, have over time been performed with highest diploma of opaqueness to the extent that the Nigeria authorities and her residents have been disadvantaged of the worth of their funding within the oil and gasoline sector.
Accordingly, it can quantity to administrative recklessness for any sane authorities to sit down aloof and see such a delicate sector that determines its future existence not being given acceptable consideration within the governance course of.
It needs to be famous that the Joint Enterprise agreements and the manufacturing sharing contracts are supposed to guard the curiosity of all events. Nevertheless, there are issues that these agreements are being noticed in branches and that Nigeria is being quick modified.
Chairman of the committee, Abubakar Fulata, famous that the thrust of the probe can be to critically look at whether or not the operations of the JV companies and PSCs between the oil firms concerned within the preparations with the NNPC had been performed inside the ambit of the legal guidelines and to find out whether or not the advantages accruable to Nigeria had been honest and affordable.
He stated, It needs to be famous that any infractions within the oil and gasoline enterprise both by the working firms or people inside the sector has a corollary impact on the Nigerian economic system.
“Subsequently, the committee within the conduct of this listening to won’t depart any stone unturned as we pledge to behave pretty in the very best curiosity of the stakeholders and the Nigerian state.”