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NNPC Contract Saga: Kachikwu, Baru Visit Aso Rock

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu on Friday met President Muhammadu Buhari in the Aso Rock presidential villa, following allegations of fraud at the NNPC.

Kachikwu arrived Aso Rock at 11.30am and left around 12:50pm. 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.

Also, the embattled Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr . Maikanti Baru, was on Friday sighted at the presidential villa.

He was  there about the same time President Buhari was meeting Dr. Kachikwu. He was first sighted at the Vice -President’s wing of the Presidential Villa before he later proceeded to the Office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.

Baru later joined Muslim faithfuls, including Buhari for the Juma’at service at the villa mosque.