Total’s Nigerian unit denies bribery, corruption allegations

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Total Upstream Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of French oil major, Total, has denied allegations of bribery and corruption regarding the provision of vessels by indigenous contractors, reaffirming its commitment to due process and zero tolerance for corruption.

A statement on Wednesday said the oil firm and the National Petroleum Investment Management Services attended a meeting with the Senate Committee on Local Content on January 9, 2018 where they provided clarification on an ongoing call for tender for the provision of support vessels.

It said the meeting followed a petition from the Indigenous Vessels Operators Association of Nigeria to the Senate Committee on Local Content.

The TUPNI stated, “Following this Senate committee’s meeting, some media articles reported allegations of bribery and potential conflict of interest in the contracting process.

“Total Upstream Nigeria Limited wishes to state that it has strict conflict of interest and compliance policies. Total Upstream Nigeria Limited also wishes to state that it rejects all forms of bribery and corruption.

“Total Upstream Nigeria Limited and its partners remain committed to the development of Nigerian content and will continue to maintain strong and steadfast partnerships with the Nigerian government, the NNPC and indigenous companies in developing the country’s hydrocarbon industry.”

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