Intels Nigeria Limited says its business has not been hindered by any political influence from the Nigerian government under President Muhammadu Buhari.
The company’s spokesman, Tommaso Ruffinoni, stated this in a statement in reaction to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s allegations.
Intels had recently severed ties with Abubakar after the latter sold his interest in the company’s parent company, Orlean Invest Holding.
Abubakar was reported to have blamed Buhari’s administration for trying to destroy the company because of political differences.
However, Ruffinoni said in the statement, “Intels Nigeria Limited and its parent company, Orlean Invest Holding, in relation to some statements that appeared in the press yesterday and today, categorically deny that its business has at some time been hindered by political influences from the current government.
“The company has always operated according to market logic, thanks to its history and commitment to the development of the Nigerian economy in the oil and gas logistics sector.
“The ongoing contradictions are part of a natural commercial divergence, which will hopefully be resolved, as in the past, by a new approach, in the interest of all the parties, also according to the social role that Intels plays in the country.”