Senate panel chairman urges Buhari to suspend Kachikwu, Baru
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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Lagos – The dust raised by Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu’s recently leaked letter to President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to settle down at the presidency.
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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
These contracts were allegedly never reviewed by or discussed with the board of NNPC.
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The Publicity Secretary of the group, Raphael Adebayo, revealed this to The PUNCH during a telephone interview on Sunday.
“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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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.