Some Niger Delta groups, had in various statements issued last month, alleged that the 3 percent provision for oil producing communities included in the PIA was allegedly masterminded by the Chief Operating Officer, Upstream of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Adokiye Tombomieye due to his professional advice to the National Assembly Committee, wish is a false allegation far from the truth masterminded by some group of corrupt minded personalities from the region.
But the RNDA, in a statement issued in Warri and signed by the Commanding Officer of the group, GEN JOHNMARK EZON-EBI AKA OBAMA in an emergency meeting held in Delta state exonerated Mr. Adokiye Tombomieye who is the Chief Operating Officer, Upstream of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that he is not involved in any of such unfounded act.
According to the group, preliminary investigation into the hulabaloo that led to the provision of 3 percent for Host Communitie Trust Fund in the PIA showed that Mr. Adokiye Tombomieye, who is the Chief Operating Officer, Upstream of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) does not have any role in what led to the approval of 3 percent in the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) as allegedly claimed by some elements from the region who are peddling false allegations and misinforming the public.
The RNDA described the allegation leveled against Engr Adokiye Tombomieye who is a bonified son of Niger Delta, An Ijaw son from Kalabari kingdom in Rivers State, as a lie from the pit of hell and condemnable, “Mr Adokiye does not have any hand in the passage of the PIB Bill and was never a member of the National Assembly committee on PIB and has never been involved in any corrupt practice or shady oil deals neither involved in any fraudulent financial misappropriation activities at the NNPC management. “
The RNDA Militant group warned those group of persons who are being sponsored to peddle such unfounded and michivious false allegations to desist from such devilish act or else, the RNDA with other Agitating Militant groups in the region will be forced to declare them wanted and tag them as enemies to the peace and development of the region, and their evil plots to marlin, blackmail and to dent the image of Engr Adokiye to the mud is already known before the public.
The group called on the people of the Niger Delta region with the management of NNPC and the presidency to disregard the purported planned protest and march over the PIA issue, “We call on all and sundary with the presidency to ignore and disregard any of such frivolous statements and petitions which are sponsored by some group of corrupt minded personalities that is out to dent the image of Mr. Adokiye Tombomieye the Chief Operating Officer Upstream NNPC and trying to drag his name to the mud.
“Engr Adokiye Tombomieye has worked hard tirelessly to bring about transformational policies and programs of transparency accountability and sustainability mechanism which has drive the NNPC management to a speedy growth that has added massive economic value to the GDP of our country revenue support base and it is also on record that when Mr Adokiye Tombomieye was in charge of crude oil movement as the GGM crude then at the NNPC Tower, the Nation crude oil production was stable and high as to 2.6 to 2.8 million barrels daily without any shortfall in the daily crude oil production data.
” As we speak, it is also on record that Mr Adokiye Tombomieye innovative ideas has reshaped, transformed, repositioned and sanitized the upstream sector since he was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer Upstream at the NNPC, which has added a lot of value to the nation’s oil and gas sector, for tirelessly working round the clock in line with the group managing director NNPC Engr Mele Kyari.
“At this juncture the RNDA with the coalition of other nine militant groups that are in support of PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI LED APC FEDERAL GOVT, that have continued to maintain and sustain the relative existing peace in the creek of the region, we want to use medium to unimaniosly pass a vote of confidence on Engr Adokiye Tombomieye, the Chief Operating Officer Upstream NNPC for his outstanding excellence and sterling credible Leadership qualities for efficient service delivery in the nation’s oil sector.
” To this end the RNDA condemned in totality such unfounded, diminishing and michivious misinformation to dent the good image of our brother and leader from the Niger Delta region in the person of Engr Adokiye Tombomieye, they have been warned to desist from such devilish act henceforth, or else the RNDA with the other Agitating Militant groups in the creek will be forced to declare war Against such group of persons in the region and will be tagged as enemies to the PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI LED FEDERAL GOVT.
” Enough is enough of such unfounded michivious and diminishing outrageous devilish inhuman false allegations and cheap blackmail that is positioned to pull down our brothers who are serving in one position or the other in this Administration, we are not going to fold our hands and allow such persons who are enemies of progress that are corrupt minded fellows to destroy the good name of Mr Adokiye Tombomieye, a word is enough for the wise.” The group added.