The Nigeria Ports Authority has denied it was indicted by any audit report as being reported by some online newspapers.
The refutal of the indictment was contained in a statement on Friday by the General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications of the NPA, Jatto Adams.
In the statement, titled: “There has been no indictment on the NPA,” Adams said: “The attention of the Nigerian Ports Authority has been drawn to online media stories about some audit reports purportedly indicting the management of the Authority over monies running into billions of Naira.
“The Authority hereby states without equivocation that these malicious reports are false and without foundation.
“While audit queries are part of the standard operating procedures to entrench accountability in government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, the NPA has, at this moment, not received queries of the nature being circulated in the media.
“The management of the authority has answered audit queries to the satisfaction of the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation in past years and is committed to providing evidence that all our operations have followed due process in the event of any queries in the future.
“The Authority assures all Nigerians of its commitment to obeying the extant laws guiding the operations of government MDAs.”