By; BENEDICT SUNDAY, Kaduna
The Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF) has accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of short-changing the country in revenue remittances to the federation account.
Chairman of the NGF and Zamfara Gov. Abdulaziz Yari, made the accusation after presenting the forum’s grievances to President Muhammadu Buhari.Yari was accompanied by Govs. Aminu Masari (Katsina), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom) and Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna) to visit the President on behalf of the National Economic Council (NEC).
The governor said that a seven-man committee set up by NEC to interface with the NNPC on the low revenue remittances to the federation account had met with the agency.
“The meeting decision in NEC that a seven-man committee was established to engage with the NNPC to discuss a way forward so that we can resolve some issues that are outstanding, more especially on the remittances to federation account.