The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it has no plan to relocate its subsidiary, Nigerian Gas Company (NGC) outside the Niger Delta region.
The spokesman of the corporation, Ndu Ughamadu, in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja, reassured the host communities and all stakeholders in the region that nothing of sort was in the plan of NNPC.
He described as unfortunate a statement credited to the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege where he reportedly condemned the purported move by NNPC to relocate NGC headquarters from the region.
Ughamadu called on the NGC host communities and other stakeholders to disregard the relocation rumour which it described as absolutely false.
“The corporation maintains that the Deputy President of the Senate might have either been misinformed or was quoted out of context.
“The subject of the relocation of NGC was never on the table for deliberation by the NNPC management,’’ he added.
The NNPC spokesman said that the focus of the current management of the corporation under the headship of Mele Kyari is to ensure a harmonious relationship with stakeholders and host communities in such a way as to entrench a win-win scenario for all concerned.