By Abubakar Yunusa
The Mega Coalition Movement has called on President Bola Tinubu to dismiss the Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, Mele Kyari.
The Coalition Movement, comprising 18 youth groups, NGOs, and CSOs, expresses deep concern about the instability of petroleum product prices resulting from policy inconsistencies.
In a statement jointly signed by Olukayode James, Oluwaseun Jesugbaiye, Olayinka Oshinowo, and Femi Ayebiele, shared with journalists in Abuja.
“It is evident to most Nigerians that there has been no significant increase in oil production and remittance to the Federation Account since Engineer Mele Kyari assumed the position of GCEO of the NNPC.
“Therefore, we urge President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to take action, dismiss, and investigate Engineer Mele Kyari. This is crucial for transparency, accountability, and the development of the Nigerian petroleum industry.
“Given the numerous allegations of financial improprieties and the lack of accountability within the NNPC under Kyari’s leadership, it is imperative that he be removed from his position.
“The Federal Government must take immediate action to address these issues and ensure that those responsible for corruption and embezzlement are held accountable. The Nigerian people deserve transparency, accountability, and leadership that prioritizes the country’s economic stability and the well-being of its citizens.
The statement further notes that it is crucial to address these allegations, conduct a thorough investigation, and prosecute those responsible for corruption and fraudulent practices. Restoring transparency, accountability, and financial stability within the NNPC is essential for the well-being of the Nigerian economy and its citizens.
“We had expected the President Tinubu administration to insist on the implementation of the PIA or the PIB Act, not only to dismiss and investigate Engineer Mele Kyari but also other key figures in the NNPC.”