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Buhari to oversee petroleum ministry for 18 months

10 August 2015, 13:18

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari is set to head the Ministry of Petroleum for 18 months before appointing a substantive minister for the ministry, Punch reports.

The President said this while meeting with some members of his political party, the All Progressives Congress, in Abuja recently.

One of those at the meeting, said on Sunday, that the President said he would use the one and a half years of heading the sensitive ministry to reposition it.

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Besides, he said the ministry needed to be reformed and be rid of corruption and promised to sanitise the ministry.

It was, however, gathered that the President was thinking of appointing an experienced person as his special adviser on petroleum.

Buhari was once a minister in charge of the ministry and because of his experience, he was said to have vowed to make sure that he blocked all the loopholes that enabled those manning the ministry to either steal money or petroleum products.

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