Thursday, October 1, 2015

Breaking: President Buhari Appoints Sself as Petroleum Minister

If the reports making rounds on the social media are to go by, President Muhammadu Buhari may have reserved the position of the Minister of petroleum for himself in his bid to clean up the ministry.
As the nation awaits President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list, the President on Tuesday said he would head the Ministry of Petroleum Resources.
President Buhari, while addressing selected reporters in New York on Tuesday, after addressing a Global Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism, said that he will remain the Minister of Petroleum.
He said the step is being taken as part of efforts to sanitise Nigeria’s oil industry which is said to be plagued by corruption, massive fraud, and crude oil theft.
Buari said,“I will remain Minister of Petroleum.  “I will appoint a minister of State for Petroleum”.
Buhari restated his determination to sanitise Nigeria’s oil industry and free it from corruption and create more transparency.
He said that his first step in sanitizing the petroleum sector has already begun with the appointment of a new management for the NNPC and said that the prosecution of those who misappropriated NNPC’s funds is already in the works.
Buhari, who took office at the end of May promising to fight corruption, has made it clear he wants to overhaul the oil sector in Africa’s biggest economy, which provides the government with about 70% of its revenue.

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