Billionaire Mike Adenuga's son, Paddy Adenuga, has responded to a publication by African business journal, Quartz Africa, which linked his not acquiring Chevron’s facility in Netherland to his father's debt to AMCON.
Excerpt from the journal’s publication read;
‘The best thing about Paddy Adenuga’s story is that he did not win the bid. Indeed, Adenuga senior was revealed to be a debtor to AMCON, among others, by a newspaper a couple of years ago. The last time AMCON published a list of its top 100 debtors, the top three were all oil and gas companies with close to $1 billion outstanding among them. All of them taken out in the heady days of $100 oil and aggressive assumptions about how much money it was possible to make’.
Reacting to the publication, Paddy Adenuga tweeted;
‘The @qzafrica article’s attempt to tie my chevron NL acquisition with AMCON is dangerous, ill-informed, and a case of poor journalism. i’d never use Nigeria’s tax payer money for a private European deal – NEVER! i’m open to criticism – i am just not open to lies and falsehoods’.