The Arewa Consultative Youths Movement (ACYM) has said it would not succumb to cheap blackmail, threat and intimidation in it’s call on President Muhammed Buhari to probe the monumental fraud in the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) for failing to remit oil money to the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The president of the group, Mallam Kabiru Yusuf said in a statement issued in Abuja Saturday morning.
The statement said: “My attention has been drawn to a press statement in circulation purportedly signed by me (Kabiru Yusuf), disassociating my humble self and my office from the Tuesday statement by the Arewa Consultative Youths Movement (ACYM) asking President Mohammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgent national importance direct full scale investigation into the alleged non remittance of oil earnings to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC).”
Mallam Yusuf frowned at desperate attempt by impostors to discredit ACYM and the failed move by the NNPC and its cohorts to cover the monumental fraud and the exposed non remittance of oil earnings by the NNPC to CBN.
“We are aware of desperate attempts by certain persons working for NNPC to force the fake statement on our highly respected media to see same as though it emanated from the authentic President of ACYM, Kabiru Yusuf .
“And for any avoidance of doubt, ACYM still stand by its Tuesday statement signed by Kabiru Yusuf, asking President Buhari to probe the subject matter.
“ACYM as a non partisan association can never succumb to such cheap blackmail and we advice the NNPC to face the issue rather than making this desperate but failed attempts to divert public attention on this economic sabotage.
“As a group, we believe that the shortfall was capable of plunging the country into a serious crisis if unchecked.”
It said it was therefore important for the President to probe the matter with a view to ascertaining the causes and ensuring that things change for the better.
The earlier statement partly read: “Arewa Youths are indeed concerned about the widely reported shortfall in the remittances of the NNPC into the CBN coffers.
“It is our humble opinion that all those involved should be probed in order to ascertain if there was any under hand dealings that led to the situation.
“The President should not waste time in directing relevant persons or government agencies to probe the NNPC on this matter.
“There must be reasons why remittances can drop so sharply and Nigerians would like to know these reasons.
“We urge the President not to delay in commissioning this very important probe” Mallam Kabiru concluded.