Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Nigeria’s Auditor General Accuses GEJ Of Having “Great Interest” In Audit Report On NNPC


The Auditor General of the Federation (AuGF), Samuel Ukura, on Tuesday blamed the inability of his office to publish the report of the forensic audit on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over the missing $20 billion oil fund on presidential interest.

He said the the Goodluck Jonathan presidency had far more special interest in the matter than his own office and the auditors.

Several months after PriceWaterhouseCoopers Limited completed investigations into the allegation of unremitted oil revenues, the report was not released to the public despite demands by Nigerians.


On Sunday, April 27, President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, had threatened that his administration would probe the allegations on assumption of office if the report was not made public.

Apparently reacting to Mr. Buhari’s threat, President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday ordered immediate release of the report to Nigerians.

Presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati, said the decision to release of the full report was to demonstrate that the present administration had nothing to hide over the matter.

But in a response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by Premium Times, the AuGF blamed the long delay by his office in releasing the full audit report on the Presidency.

In response to this newspaper’s request for the document, days before the presidency released it,  Mr. Ukura said he was not in a position to release the report because the presidency has “great interest” in the information contained therein.

“After a careful review of the information, it is my considered opinion that the Presidency has a great interest in the information,” the auditor general, said through his representative, Uche Okafor-Agbi.

He therefore advised Premium Times to redirect its request for the report to the presidency which had custody of the document.

“You may wish to channel your application accordingly,” Mr. Ukura said.


Mr. Ukura’s letter to Premium Times was apparently dispatched hours before the presidency released the audit report but it arrived this newspaper’s office hours after the document had been made public.

19 comments:

  1. Na otueke man oil he drill from his backyard and sell to feed that some people are at his neck.What about obj,abacha,ibb and other oil bloc hijackers?

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  2. O ga, Breeze don blow, we have seen fowl yansh

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  3. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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    Jonah what where yu doing all those while.... Sai buhari.....
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

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  4. GEJ has skeleton in his cupboard after all

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  5. Jonathan is not the saint we think he is then

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  6. Mr Abati, are you sure you have nothing to hide

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  7. Jonathan definitely has something to hide

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  8. He’s more interested in the audit report for him to clear himself from the missing $20 billion naira mess

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  9. Waiting for the full audit report

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  10. I admire GEJ’s courage on this matter

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  11. How I wish other past president received this kind of blast GEJ is receiving....Buhair should better tighten his belt.its wont be easy for them any more.....

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  12. How I wish other past president received this kind of blast GEJ is receiving....Buhair should better tighten his belt.its wont be easy for them any more.....

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  13. How I wish other past president received this kind of blast GEJ is receiving....Buhair should better tighten his belt.its wont be easy for them any more.....

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  14. How I wish other past president received this kind of blast GEJ is receiving....Buhair should better tighten his belt.its wont be easy for them any more.....

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