2019: APC presidential candidate pledges to set up NNPC office in US

2019: APC presidential candidate pledges to set up NNPC office in US

- An APC presidential aspirant, Dr SKC Ogbonnia, has vowed to set up an NNPC office in the USA and cause the country to resume importation of Nigerian crude if he wins

- He stated that the US had gotten frustrated with the corruption associated with the national oil company

- According to Ogbonnia, an NNPC office in the US will offer prospective foreign investors the opportunity to conduct business inquiries on various bogus offers

Dr SKC Ogbonnia, an All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant has stated that if he wins the presidential office, he would cause the United States to resume importation of Nigerian crude oil.

In a statement made available to Vanguard, the aspirant also stated that he would set up an NNPC office in the USA on Day 1 of his presidency.

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NAIJ.com gathers that Ogbonnia stated that corruption was the reason why Nigeria had been shut out from the US crude oil market.

He stated: “As president, I will restore America’s confidence and genuine investment in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector. I am set to exhibit common sense leadership.

“It is not a new story that the Western world is growing tired of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Apart from the dizzying corruption within the state oil company, the US, in particular, is very frustrated with the advanced-fee fraud letters that originate from Nigeria, most of which are linked to the NNPC.

“Not only has this scam devastated many American lives, it has also contributed to Nigeria’s bad image in the United States and elsewhere. As Nigeria’s next president, I will make NNPC truly transparent and accountable to the admiration of Nigerians and the international community.

“For example, besides the much-needed overhaul of the oil giant, one of the many executive orders I will sign on Day 1 of my presidency is the establishment of an NNPC office in the United States.

“An NNPC office in the US will offer prospective foreign investors the opportunity to conduct business inquiries or the necessary due diligence on various bogus offers with Nigerian addresses.

“It is mind-boggling that Nigeria is the only major oil-producing nation that does not boast of an office dedicated to its oil and gas interests in the United States, especially in Houston, Texas, the oil and gas capital of the world."

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Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that SKC Ogbonnia aired his views concerning the state of the nation and his political ambition in view of 2019.

Ogbonnia said he has been nurturing the dream of leading the affairs of Nigeria for a long time; and that he had planned and dedicated resources to identify the problems confronting the nation with possible, practical solutions.

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Source: Naija.ng

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