The Pan-Northern social-political Organisation, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) said on Friday that it will not make any informed comment on the allegations levelled against the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu.
The Forum said, however, that it was not opposed to any action taken by the government to unveil the truth needed for an informed decision in the interest of transparency.
Secretary-General of the Forum, Anthony Sani told The Nation that the ACF does not have all the facts to be able to make any informed comment in the issue.
He said: “ACF does not have all the facts on this matter. More so that the ministry has come out and said the letter by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources was meant to draw attention to the need for due process in the management practices of contract award by NNPC. As a result, the forum is not in the position to make an informed comments on the issue.
“However, given the fact that the matter is of public importance, ACF is never opposed to any actions taken by the government in order to unveil the truth needed for an informed decision in the interest of transparency.”