Reps summon NNPC, Agip, NUPRC, others over alleged $72m diversion

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The House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions has summoned the managing director and senior management staff of Nigeria AGIP Oil Company (NAOC) following a petition alleging the diversion of $72 million.

The petition, raised by De Coon Service Limited, also implicates individuals including the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, Mele Kyari, and ex-executive Secretary of the Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board, Simbi Wabote.

De Coon Service Limited alleges that AGIP, in collusion with the named individuals, fraudulently withheld and diverted the sum of over $72 million belonging to them. The company has sought the House Committee’s intervention to investigate the matter.

According to the summons issued by the committee chairman on June 10, 2024, the parties involved are required to appear before the committee on June 20, 2024, with detailed briefs on the matter. Specifically listed for response are the NAOC Managing Director, Division Manager (Strategic Procurement), senior managers, retired staff, and other key figures from related organizations including NNPC, OANDO Limited, TOTAL E&P, and the Nigeria Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission.

The letter emphasizes that failure to attend the hearing may result in adverse consequences for the absent parties.

Source: Punch

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