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Friday, October 6, 2017

PHOTOS: Ibe Kachikwu meets with Buhari over leaked memo

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, is currently in a meeting with President Muhammdu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Nigeria's capital.

Kachikwu arrived the villa at about 11:33 a.m. and headed to Buhari's office at the villa for the meeting.

The meeting came a few days after Mr. Kachikwu a letter he to President Buhari leaked to the media.

In the letter dated August 30,  Kachikwu accused the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Maikanti Baru, of practices that could jeopardise the Federal Government’s policies aimed at repositioning the petroleum industry.

Kachikwu complained to the President that Mr. Baru approved $26 billion contracts without due process.

A copy of the letter which is making the rounds on the Internet indicates that the minister is also unhappy with the manner recent changes in the NNPC were handled and accused Dr. Baru of insubordination and humiliation of the board.

Dated a day after the NNPC announced a massive shakeup which affected 55 management staff, the Minister said it wasn’t the first time changes would be made without the Board’s input.

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