A member of the Senate Committee on Finance, Bukola Saraki has described as misleading, reports in a section of the media, suggesting that the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Deziani Alison-Madueke and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have been cleared of the alleged missing oil money.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Saraki noted that the committee is yet to receive the report on the forensic audit and independent analysis of the subject.
The Chairman of the Finance Committee and former Governor of Kaduna State, Ahmed Markarfi, had while presenting the report at plenary said the Committee could not establish any missing money as alleged by the suspended Governor of the CBN, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
“The recent media reports claiming that the Senate Committee on Finance has cleared NNPC of any unaccounted revenue fund is not true.
“Though I could not attend the last meeting of the committee, I have been very active in the investigation. Nothing significant has changed to suggest clearing anybody. I can say on behalf of the Committee that these media reports bear no correlation to the content of the Senate Committee report and I would urge the public to disregard it in its entirety.
“The Committee is yet to receive the report on the forensic audit and independent analysis on the subject clearly indicates we have a lot of grounds to cover in order to determine the level of culpability or otherwise of agency on the alleged non-committal, so to suggest any clearance for anybody at this stage is out of the question.
“I will further advise that the media should wait for the senate to release the details of the Committee report to the public before they jump into spurious conclusion,” Saraki, a former Governor of Kwara State stated.