Abuja- There is an indication that the President Muhammadu Buhari has reversed his decision to be oversee the petroleum ministry as a minister, Vanguard reports.
This indication was given by the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, barely two weeks after he had told international media that President Muhammadu Buhari would take the position.
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He said the portfolio will now have no minister, while a ministerial nominee in the person of Emmanuel Kachikwu, current Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, would be Minister of State for Petroleum Resources.
Adesina gave the impression that the reversal was to separate the office of the President from that of petroleum ministry, it was speculated that the move may be due to some Senators’ threat to force a screening of the President in line with their rules, if he nominates himself for the position.
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- News 24