Minister/NNPC Faceoff: Kachikwu Meets Buhari; Keeps Mum
By The Nation
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.
The minister had alleged that $25 billion contracts were 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.