- Senator Shehu Sani has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to disengage from being the nation's minister of petroleum
- The senator also advised Buhari to appoint a substantive minister of petroleum
- Sani's advice to President Buhari follows the protest letter written to the president by the minister of state for petroleum Ibe Kachikwu
The senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Shehi Sani, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to disengage from being Nigeria's petroleum minister.
Sani also urged the president to immediately appoint a substantive minister of petroleum resources.
Sani said the new minister would be held accountable to occurrences in the nation's oil industry.
In a Facebook post made by the senator on Thursday, October 5, Sani said: "The President position as a minister can drag him into issues in the oil sector of which he has limited time to attend to. A broom immersed in oil cannot sweep clean."
The senator was reacting to a recent brawl between the minister of state for petroleum Ibe Kachikwu and the group managing director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Maikanti Baru.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Kachikwu in a protest letter petitioned President Buhari on the insubordination he faces in the hands of the NNPC GMD.
In his petition, Kachikwu said, he was only forced to write the president after his inability to secure access to him severally.
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Kachikwu in his letter to the president said the conducts of the NNPC GMD were counter productive to the country’s petroleum sector.
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