Springfield Energy To Sue 4 Newspapers

Springfield Energy has expressed dissatisfaction with what it described as false reports put out by some media houses about its activities in Nigeria.

The reports, the company maintained, are intended to tarnish the reputation of the company and that of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for which it intends suing The Herald, The Al-Hajj, the New Statesman and The Republic newspapers.

A statement signed by the company’s Head of Human Resource and Public Affairs, George Ayebah said ‘we view with great concern rumours emanating from the segment of the social, print and electronic media that our company is one of those involved in unwholesome activities in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.’

Touching on the company’s track-record, which they said is unblemished, it said, ‘For nearly a decade, we have worked with reputable companies such as Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), National Petroleum Authority (NPA) and Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) within the Gulf of Guinea and internationally, BP, Total, Chevron, Glencore etc. In all these dealings, we have abided by all industry regulations and successfully met all our financial obligations to these partners.’

The CEO of the company, Kevin Okyere, the statement explained ‘continues to enjoy his reputation as one of the youngest CEOs in the industry around the world. We state categorically that these published rumours are false, baseless and calculated to do untold harm to our business interests and undermine our hard-won reputation.

‘We will continue to play our part in the development of the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Guinea to the benefit of our people.’

‘We have instructed our lawyers to file law suits against The Al-Hajj, Herald and The Republic for participating in the publication of falsehood against our CEO, Kevin Okyere and our company relating to our businesses in Ghana and Nigeria. We would like to use this opportunity to thank those media houses who have asked for our side of the story before publishing.

In the same vein, we will robustly defend our companies’ reputation against any media or persons who will attempt to tarnish it.’

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