Corruption in NNPC: Buhari meets Kachikwu Friday

Corruption in NNPC: Buhari meets Kachikwu Friday
October 05 21:39 2017

By Ahmed Idris

President Muhammadu Buhari would on Friday meet with the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources over allegations of insubordination and corruption against the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Maikanti Baru.

The minister had in a memo to the President a couple of days ago complained of insubordination against the NNPC boss.

The minister also called for the cancellation of the recent appointments in the NNPC. The memo reads in part: “Mr. President, yesterday, like many other Nigerians, l resumed work confronted by many publications of massive changes within NNPC.Like the previous reorganisations and repostings done since Dr. Baru resumed as GMD, I was never given the opportunity before the announcements to discuss these appointments. This is so despite being Minister of State, Petroleum, and Chairman, NNPC Board.

“The Board of NNPC, which you appointed and, which has met every month since its inauguration and, which by the statutes of NNPC is meant to review these planned appointments and postings, was never briefed. Members at the Board learned of these appointments from the social media and the press release of NNPC.”