We got no money unlawfully, says NPAN
Written by Taiwo Adediran on December 24, 2015
THE Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN) has reacted to the alleged multi-million naira scandal involving it and former National Security Adviser (NSA) retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki with a clear message that it got no money unlawfully.In a statement by its Deputy President, Malam Kabiru Yusuf and General Secretary, Dame Comfort Obi, the association condemned the attempt to link it with the alleged misdeeds of those who may have received huge sums from the office of the NSA.
NPAN explained that the money was to compensate for huge losses which some media houses suffered their newspapers and circulation vans were impounded by security personnel between June six and eight, 2014 in various parts of the country.
The body said most members collected the compensation in good faith, while cheques for The Guardian, Tribune and Peoples Daily, are still at the NPAN Secretariat.