Nigeria Names Ex-Anti-Graft Boss Ribadu as Oil-Task-Force Head
Nigeria named Nuhu Ribadu, a former anti-corruption chief, as head of a special oil-revenue task force set up to “enhance probity and accountability” in Africa’s top crude producer, Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison- Madueke said.
The task force will “determine and verify all petroleum upstream and downstream revenue due and payable to the government” and take steps to recover debts, Alison-Madueke said today in an e-mailed statement from Abuja, the capital.
Alison-Madueke last month set up panels to investigate management and controls in government companies, including the state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corp., to help end corruption and speed changes in Nigeria’s oil industry.
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