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Osinbajo disowns aide, says ‘I approved loans not contracts’



From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

Few hours after his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande tweeted that Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo approved the contentious contracts for the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), he has denied doing so.

The contracts has caused fiction between the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu and the NNPC Group Managing Director (GMD), Maikanti Baru.

Osinbajo, said in Bonny Island where he flagged off the Bodo-Bonny Road, Rivers State, Thursday that he approved two loans for the NNPC and not contracts.

Akande, had in a series of tweets on his twitter handle @akandeoj, confirmed that the contracts were approved after due diligence by the Vice President when he acted as President recently.

Akande said Osinbajo approved the recommendations for the contracts as part of necessary actions to deal with backlog of unpaid cash calls and incentivize investments.

He said he made the clarification in…

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