The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi, Wednesday said Nigeria’s top oil management bureaucracy ought to immediately resign for incompetence, if not collaboration.
Obi was reacting to the recent viral videos revealing illegal pipelines connected to national oil pipeline.
The LP flag bearer declared that Corruption in Nigeria is a big Elephant in the Room that must be exited for the house to be properly deployed.
Obi said that that is exactly what he plans to do if elected Nigeria President, as he intends to take corruption headlong.
Speaking at the 52rd Annual Accountants ICAN Conference in Abuja on the theme ‘Accounting as a requisite for Sustainable Governance’, Obi said “It is no secret that corruption has been endemic and one of the biggest obstacles to our economic progress in Nigeria. Corruption is the big elephant in the room”
“In the past few days we have seen videos of illegal pipelines connected to national oil pipeline networks, running for kilometers… where billions of dollars that should have been used for development and welfare, have been illegally siphoned away, for up to nine years , according to reports .
“What I first expected was that the hierarchy of our top oil management bureaucracy will immediately resign, because without mincing words, this is irrefutable evidence of their incompetence, if not collaboration.”