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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Kachikwu petitions Buhari over NNPC GMD Baru, accuses him of illegalities, insubordination

Minister of State for Petroleum and chairman, NNPC board, Ike Kachikwu has written a petition against the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru to President Muhammadu Buhari.

In the letter, Kachikwu alleged that Baru was guilty of insubordination.




Kachikwu said he found it pertinent to call the attention of the president to his misgivings because they’re capable of hindering progress in the country’s petroleum sector or even reverse recorded strides.

The minister said he wrote the August 30 letter to Buhari after concerted efforts to have a one-on-one appointment with the president at the State House fell through.

Kachikwu said he suffered “disrespectful and humiliating conducts” from Baru. 

In the petition, Kachikwu said, “Like the previous reorganisations and repostings done since Baru resumed as GMD, I was never given the opportunity before the announcements to discuss these appointments. This is so despite being the minister of state petroleum and chairman, NNPC board,” the letter read.

“The board of NNPC which you appointed and which has met every month since its inauguration, and which by the NNPC is meant to review these planned appointments and postings, was never briefed. Members of the board learnt of these appointments from the pages of social media and the press release of NNPC.

“Indeed, in anticipation of vacancies that would arise from retiring senior executives of NNPC, I wrote the GMD a letter requesting that we both have prior review of the proposed appointments. Not only did he not give my letter the courtesy of a reply, he proceeded to announce the appointments without consultation on board concurrence.

“Mr President, please note that there is a board service committee whose function is to review potential appointment and termination of senior staff prior to implementation. This committee was also not consulted.

“The open administration I introduced with your support in our year of pushing reforms, has been completely eroded. NNPC staff are afraid of contacting me for the fear of being punished, sidelined in appointments and targeted.

“The effect of the attitude of the GMD and the sidelining of the board is that there is a fear culture in NNPC.”

The letter, which emerged on the Internet Tuesday, was widely circulated on Twitter. It is not immediately clear how it made it to the public domain.

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