NNPC Palaver: Kachikwu Keeps Mum After Meeting With Buhari ( photo file ) The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu on Friday kept mum over the outcome of his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
He had met behind closed doors with the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Kachikwu, who arrived Aso Rock around 11.30a. m. left around 12:50 p.m
He simply said “No comment” when approached by journalists as he walked out of the President’s office with the Special Adviser to the President on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina.
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu leaving Aso Rock after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari
The minister had alleged that $25 billion contracts have been wrongly awarded by the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru.
His protest was contained in a letter to the President, which somehow got leaked to the public on Tuesday.
Apart from the Senate mandating its committee to probe the matter, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had demanded for Baru’s sack.