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Appoint Credible Petroleum Minister... Sani Shehu to Buhari

Looks like the weeks ahead will be tough. Senator Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to remove himself as the Minister of Petroleum Resources and appoint a Minister that can be accountable for the nation’s oil industry.

Sani in a statement on Thursday opined that Pres Buhari had limited time to oversee the oil industry and insisted that appointing a credible minister would douse the tension in the oil industry.

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, had written a petition to President Buhari, alleging acts of insubordination and humiliation by the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru.

The Senate had also set up a panel to probe Baru, over allegations made against him.

“President Buhari should disengage from being a Petroleum Minister and appoint a substantive minister whom the nation can hold accountable to the happenings in the nation oil industry.

“The President position as a minister can drag him into issues in the oil sector of which he has limited time to attend to. A broom immersed in oil cannot sweep clean,” the senate said.