By Shola Abayomi.
The new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign, while praising the president for not asking the NNPC for any favor since he assumed office in 2015.
Kyari, who spoke at the Roundtable Discussion organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to mark the 3rd African Anti-Corruption Day in Abuja, today, disclosed that the NNPC is committed to Open Government Partnership.
He said: “The President has never asked us to do anything for him in our transactions and he does not interfere with what we do. We will do our best to be transparent and open on whatever we do. We are accountable to this country.
“NNPC is the focal organisation for the Open Government Partnership. Whatever we are doing, we will make sure it is open.
“I urge all of us to be part of the anti-corruption campaign. Corruption can only thrive where there is discretion. We have reduced discretion to the barest minimum in what we do.”