Kachikwu petitions Buhari over alleged insubordination by NNPC GMD Baru

Kachikwu petitions Buhari over alleged insubordination by NNPC GMD Baru

- The minister of state for petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, says the insubordination of NNPC GMD Baru could derail recorded strides in the country’s petroleum industry

- He says he wrote to Buhari after being unable to have a one-on-one appointment with the president at the state house

Former petroleum resources minister, Diezani Alison Madueke, pleads with a Federal High Court sitting Lagos to order the AGF to ensure her return to Nigeria

The minister of state for petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, has called the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari to the alleged illegal practices and insubordination of the group managing director of the NNPC, Maikanti Baru.

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Kachikwu in a letter dated August 30, told the president that the conducts of the NNPC GMD were counter productive to the country’s petroleum sector, Premium Times reports.

“Parastatals in the ministry and all CEOs of these parastatals must be aligned with the policy drive of the ministry to allow the sector register the growth that has eluded it for many years” Kachikwu said.

“To do otherwise or to exempt any of the parastatals would be to emplace a stunted growth for the industry.”

In the letter which emerged on Tuesday, October 3, the minister of state for petroleum said he wrote to Buhari after he was unable to have a one-on-one appointment with the president at the state house.

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Copies of the letter has surfaced over the internet, but it is not clear how the letter became public.

See copies of the letter below:

Kachikwu petitions Buhari over alleged insubordination by NNPC GMD Baru

Kachikwu accuses Maikanti Baru of insubordination, photo credit: Premium Times

Kachikwu petitions Buhari over alleged insubordination by NNPC GMD Baru

The minister of state for petroleum says Baru’s actions are counterproductive to the country’s petroleum sector, photo credit: Premium Times

Kachikwu petitions Buhari over alleged insubordination by NNPC GMD Baru

Kachikwu’s letter to President Buhari, photo credit: Premium Times

Meanwhile, embattled former petroleum resources minister, Diezani Alison Madueke, has reportedly pleaded with a Federal High Court sitting Lagos to order the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) to ensure her return to Nigeria.

The former minister said she was ready to stand in court and defend a criminal charge linked to her relating to an alleged laundering of N450 million.

Alison-Madueke, has been in the UK since 2015 when Goodluck Jonathan lost the presidential election to Muhammadu Buhari.

The Punch reports that the major defendants in the charge are Dele Belgore, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, and Professor Abubakar Suleiman, a former national planning minister.

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