Reps on collision course with NNPC, DPR, PPPRA, EFCC

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The House Committee on Public Petitions has threatened to invoke relevant sections of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) against management of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Petroleum Prices Product Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Business Day reports.

Uzoma Nkem-Aboonta (PDP-Abia) issued the threat notice during a media chat and frowned at the inordinate attitude of all the affected public office holders to national issues before the Committee. Abonta expressed displeasure over the series of petitions against the regulatory agencies in the oil and gas industry.

He also added that the major problem the committee is faced with is that apart from the EFCC, most agencies like the NNPC, DPR, PPPRA accused of corrupt practices have deliberately refused to answer to the summons issued to them to give their own side of the story.