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NNPC: Kachikwu keeps mum after meeting with Buhari

07 October, 2017, 00:12 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Senate to probe Kachikwu's allegations against Baru, corruption in police

There was a show of curiosity among pressmen on Friday at the end of the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of State For petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu.

The allegations, which prompted lawmakers to launch an investigation on Wednesday, include a recommendation that recent appointments by NNPC's group managing director (GMD), Maikantu Baru, should be suspended pending a review.

Others are Chukwuka Utazi, Rose Oko, Baba Garba and Kabir Marafa.

He said further that the company enjoys massive support of NNPC in trading of crude oil in the worldwide market in spite of grappling with the basics of what it was registered to do. "A broom immersed in oil can not sweep clean".




"The Senate has constituted this ad-hoc committee to investigate the policies introduced by the current GMD of NNPC to allocate all products to Duke Oil and carry out a holistic investigation into the activities of NNPC Trading Limited", it said.

He said because of the demands of the presidential office, the president is obviously restricted in his supervisory role as the Minister of Petroleum, under whom Kachikwu functions as the Minister of State of Petroleum.

The minister had said Baru circumvented extant procurement regulations in awarding a series of contracts up to $25 billion, or N9 trillion at prevailing exchange rate of N360 to a dollar, warning of grave consequences the decisions could cause if allowed to stand.

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