- The recent NNPC scandal has led to widespread criticism of the federal government
- There have been mixed reactions with some defending President Buhari while others condemned him
- Part of the contention is Buhari's appointment of Maikanti Baru and the rumor that more northerners are being appointed
As the recent Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) scandal continues to fester, a group has warned Nigerians to desist from blackmailing the minister of state for petroleum resources, Ibe Kachikwu.
The group, Accountability Vanguard said the attempt by the NNPC and some Nigerians to blackmail Kachikwu is condemnable.
The group also said the NNPC has only failed to address the issues raised by the minister in his protest letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.
There has also been criticism of President Buhari's appointments being one-sided. The Facebook page named 'APC News TV' has attempted to debunk this rumor.
Below is a post they made:
Behold the NNPC Board Under Goodluck Jonathan:
1. Board Chairman Mrs. Dizieni -- South
2. Bukar Abdullahi -- North.
3. Steven Orasaya -- South
4. Olusegun Okunu -- South
5. Daniel Wadzani -- South
6. Benard O.N Otti -- South.
7. Peter Nmadu -- South.
8. Taye Haruna -- South
Behold the NNPC Board Under President Buhari
1. Board Chairman Dr.Ibe Kachikwu -- South
2. Kacala M. Baru -- North
3. Mahmud Dutse -- North
4. Abba Kyari North
5. Thomas John --South
6. Pius O. Akin -- South
7. Tajudeen Umar -- South
8. Lawal Mohammed --North
9. Yusuf Lawal --North
You be the judge.
Meanwhile the group managing director of the NNPC, Maikanti Baru, has said President Muhammadu Buhari granted approvals for oil deals to the government oil firm during the time he was on his sick bed in London.
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The disclosure by Baru was made when he responded to the allegations made by the minister of state for petroleum resources, Ibe Kachikwu, over the unilateral award of hefty oil and gas contracts totaling about $25 billion by NNPC boss.
Former NNPC group managing director Andrew Yakubu in court over fraud allegations - on NAIJ.com TV.