Sunday, October 11, 2015
Buhari Appoints Self As Petroleum Minister
He will head the Ministry of Petroleum Resources in the new cabinet.
But he added that he will appoint a minister of state for the ministry.
Addressing some select reporters in New York on Tuesday,
after addressing a Global Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL
and Violent Extremism, he said: “I wil remain Minister of Petroleum.
“I will appoint a minister of State for Petroleum”.
According to him, this step is being taken as part of efforts to sanitise
Nigeria’s oil industry which is said to be plagued by corruption,
fraud, and crude oil theft.
Buhari restated his determination to sanitise Nigeria’s oil industry
free it from corruption and shady deals.
He said that the first step in this direction had already been taken
the appointment of a new management for the NNPC and its
subsequent re organisation.
The President said that the prosecution of those who misappropriated
NNPC’s revenue under past administrations would soon commence.
On Corruption, he pledged that the federal government will fight
because it has been identified as the root of all problems hindering
Nigeria as a nation.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, for most part of his tenure,
was the minister of petroleum.
TRULY AS BOASTED , THE OIL IN BAYELSA BELONGS TO THE NORTH INDEED !!!
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