The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG Limited, denied reports on the investigation by the House of Representatives into alleged illegal withdrawal of US$1.05billion from Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC’s (NLNG) dividend account and allegations that its Managing Director/CEO Tony Attah and the GMD, NNPC, Mele Kyari are signatories to an account and have been moving and “squandering” monies belonging to the company without approval.
For the purpose of clarity, NLNG in a statement noted that the company, as a private limited liability company, pays dividends to its shareholders and continues to conduct its business in full compliance with regulations and the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
According to To the statement, “NLNG strictly follows extant protocols in the payment of dividends as value generated from the business and ensures that the process concerning payment of dividends to its shareholders is transparent and in full compliance with the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Expectedly, NLNG’s involvement in the process ends with the payment of such dividend.
“The governance and controls around the Company’s finances also makes the allegations against the Managing Director and the GMD an impossible scenario and therefore members of the public are advised to disregard the allegations as it is totally baseless and simply untrue.”
The company assured that it will continue to bring value to both its shareholders and the country, utilising best practices in the industry to monetise gas resources and contribute to the socio-economic wellbeing of the country in line with its vision of helping to build a better Nigeria.
Source: Oriental News