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Power play in NNPC | The Sun News

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IT is good and in the interest of Nigerians that the feud between the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu and the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, over the running of the oil behemoth has been exposed. Kachikwu had in a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari claimed that the NNPC boss “had repeatedly sidelined and disrespected the board of the national oil firm, which is chaired by the minister of state.”

In the August 30, 2017 letter, Kachikwu alleged, among others, that: “Like the previous reorganizations and ‘repostings’ done since Dr. Baru resumed as the GMD, I was never given the opportunity before the announcements to discuss these appointments. This is so despite being the Minister of State, Petroleum, and Chairman NNPC Board.”

Kachikwu also claimed that “The board of NNPC, which you appointed and which has met every month since its inauguration, and which by…



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