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Missing $20billion Oil Funds: Bukola Saraki Denies Signing Finance Committee Report

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The attention of office of Distinguished Senator Bukola Saraki has been drawn to a publication made in today’s Thisday Newspaper publication of 11th August, 2014, particularly on pages lX to XV wherein the Distinguished Senator was listed as one of the signatories to the report of Senate committee on Finance on the investigation of the alleged un remitted US$49.8 Billion oil revenue by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC.

While we are not denying the fact that Senator Saraki is a member of the Senate committee on Finance, and whereas we also acknowledges that Senator Saraki participated actively in almost all of the committee’s assignment as it affects the investigation of the unremitted US$48.9 Billion oil revenue by NNPC, the office of Senator Saraki wish to state categorically and further deny that the Senator Bukola Saraki, representing Kwara central Senatorial District of Kwara State did not SIGN any committee report as it affects the said investigation contrary to the impression given in the said Thisday publication . This is totally not correct.

It is pertinent therefore to correct the erroneous impression and insinuation that such publication might portray to the general public. The names listed in the report as published by Thisday newspaper report are just the list of members of the Committee and nothing more.

As of today as a result of the said publication, our office has inundated with many phone calls, sms and emails.

In view of the above, this correction which is for record purposes , is equally necessary for the attention of the editor/publisher of the newspaper and by extension, the general public who might have been misled in the circumstance.


Bamikole Omishore

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