Niger Delta group warns against attempt to frustrate Kachikwu

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“We are convinced that there is a leadership collapse in the country as no one appears to be in charge. This can either be attributed to President Buhari’s ill-health or his inability to check the excesses of the cabal that is currently running his government. Obviously, this nation cannot continue in this manner.”

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letter alleged that the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru awarded contracts amounting to $26 billion without following due process.

Dr. Kachikwu’s letter, aside from under the table dealings and pervasive corruption, has rested any doubts as to whether or not President Buhari qualifies to continue to hold the office of the President beyond 2019. If a minister of such a critical sector of the economy that accounts for more than 80 percent of national earnings can’t access the president to brief him about national and international oil transactions on a daily or weekly basis, then Nigeria has gone to the dogs. It’s revolting that those who didn’t contest or canvass for Nigerian votes in 2015 presidential election and were never voted for, are the ones ruling the country by default.Pathetic Kachickwu groaned: “I would have wanted to come personally after receiving you at the airport to facilitate with you and discuss matters herein contained, however, I have been unable to secure an appointment to see you despite very many attempts.”

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“And while fighting corruption, Mr President should have it in mind that, there were some patriotic Nigerians who were fighting corruption during the previous administrations but corruption ganged up and they were framed to be corrupt.Nigeria lost its innocence ever since the jackboot invaded the political space. General Ibrahim Babangida opened the floodgates of official corruption in Nigeria in 1985. The unpopular detested man from Minna stole millions of dollars and billions of naira retiring to his magnificent hill-top mansion as a stupendously rich ex-dictator. He was forced to relinquish power after causing the June 12 political confusion that nearly ignited a second civil war!“Having regard to the enormous responsibilities of the Office of the Minister of Petroleum Resources and chairman of the NNPC board, President Muhammadu Buhari is advised to relinquish the ministerial position in view of his busy schedule and appoint another Nigerian of proven integrity and competence to superintend the affairs of the ministry.

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“Although it was reported that Mr. Kachikwu has since been given access to the president, the details of the discussions between the duo have not been made public. However, apart from sanctioning the officers responsible for creating the wide gulf between Mr. Kachikwu and the president, the allegation of the unilateral award of contracts worth $25 billion by Mr. Baru ought to be investigated in line with the anti-corruption policy of the Buhari administration.“This is a sour point for this administration and the president who many had so much faith in.

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– He added that President Buhari doubling as the minister of petroleum is one of the causes of the problem between Kachikwu and BaruThere are also Trafigura, Enoc Trading, BP Trading, Total Trading, UCL Petro Energy, Mocho, Tevier Petroleum, Heritage Oil, Levene Energy, Litasco Supply and Trading, Glencore, Hindustan Refinery, Varo Energy, Sonara Refinery, Bharat Petroleum and Cepsa, Entourage Oil, Setana Energy and Prudent Energy.Now, as the substantive Minister of Petroleum and with Baru in the NNPC reporting directly to  him, Buhari will no longer depend on Lagos and Rivers peoples’ money for his re-election and other elections under his watch.

The minister, in a leaked letter, had informed Buhari that against the rules, some over $25bn contracts were never reviewed or discussed with him or the board of NNPC.Diaspora MattersIt may be the right time for Britain’s Theresa to bow outYou know the political end is in sight when a leader had to repeatedly take to the media to confirm that he/she still en…“The entire north central youths are ready and willing to support him in that regard,” part of the communique read.The Minister had kicked against what he described as insubordination and lack of adherence to due process perpetuated by the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru.

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“Consequently, after an overview of the polity and the present predicament of the populace, we want President Muhammadu Buhari to know that his cherished reputation and integrity which was a major factor in the victory of the APC in the 2015 general elections is gradually being eroded.

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In a statement signed by its President, Nelly Emma; Secretary, John Sailor and Public Relations Officer (PRO), Stanley Mukoro, the group said that the minister deserved to be treated fairly and accorded due respect.

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“We have seen that the GMD of NNPC is bent on destroying the solid foundation laid by the Minister of State for Petroleum and determined to frustrate the minister, but we are not going to take this likely because the oil Dr. Baru is presiding over belongs to the people of the Niger Delta region and not the North.
“However, apart from sanctioning the officers responsible for creating the wide gulf between Kachikwu and the president the allegation of the unilateral award of contracts worth $25 billion by Baru ought to be investigated in line with the anti-corruption policy of the Buhari administration.

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Tayo Alasoadura has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, and the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru.

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“The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kackiwku should come out bold and resign his appointment having become a stranger in president Buhari’s cabinet.”

Reacting to the issue in an interview with newsmen in Enugu, Okechukwu said: “Spare me. I am not the spokes-man of Mr President.READ ALSO: Kachikwu Keeps Mum After Meeting With Buhari

In the August 30, 2017 memo, Kachikwu attributed the slow growth in the oil and gas sector to illegal practices by the departments and agencies under his ministry, especially NNPC, headed by Baru. He told President Buhari that the country’s petroleum industry would have recorded tremendous progress, but for Baru’s alleged inaction.
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These contracts were allegedly never reviewed by or discussed with the board of NNPC.

He regretted the situation at the NNPC, which led to the letter addressed to the president by Ibe Kachikwu.
According to Daily Trust, a senior NNPC official said the corporation has gotten the permission to respond to the allegations.

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The Publicity Secretary of the group, Raphael Adebayo, revealed this to The PUNCH during a telephone interview on Sunday.

The Group added that;” We are not happy over the way the Minister is being frustrated. He should be allowed to exercise his power as the Chairman of the NNPC Board. They should let the whole world to know why he is not being allowed to function effectively as the Chairman of the Board.

“As an organization with affiliates across the 19 Northern states and Abuja and as working stakeholders across the whole country, there is a concensus that the ship of state is in dire strain. The bottom line is that Nigerians standard of living is at one of its lowest ebb in history and as a government that campaigned on the mantra of change, the time to change things cannot be better than now.

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It, therefore, demanded the immediate resignation of Buhari as the Minister of Petroleum. National Secretary of the party, Dr. James Okoroma, who addressed reporters in Abuja, also asked Kachikwu to resign his appointment since it has become apparent that he has “become a stranger in President Buhari’s cabinet.” explained why this was the best line of action.
Oludare Mayowa, Arepo, Ogun StateAgain, it is not the intention of this column to attempt to assess the performance of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government of President Muhammadu Buhari, especially given its promise to do things differently. The more things appear to change, the more they remain the same.

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AYF National president, Gambo Ibrahim Gujungu in a statement in Kaduna on Sunday said, “The youths also called for cabinet reshuffle as they posited that those that were expected to assist the President in his change agenda has failed in the discharge of their duties.”

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“This is because his government is not coordinated and majority of Nigerians who hitherto believed so much in him are suffering more than ever before.”

The most interesting (and predictable) personal acquisition for the President was the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, the nation’s cash- cow. When eventually Buhari appointed Ministers in November 2015, he announced himself as the Minister in charge of that portfolio, with Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, a seasoned oil sector technocrat, as the Minister of State and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. But a few months later, the President removed Kachikwu as NNPC GMD and replaced him with Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru. The chicken had come home to roost because Kachikwu was effectively sidelined.

Anything short of this will further provide the critics of the government the right weapon to cut it down to size.The lawmaker, who represents Ondo Central Senatorial District, said one of the causes of the problem was the fact that Buhari doubled as the Minister of Petroleum Resources.According to the group, “For transparency, we want to appeal to the President that the recently announced reorganisation changes carried out by the GMD of the NNPC Dr. Baru be suspended until the GMD, the Minister, and the Board have made relevant inputs”

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