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Niger Delta group blasts Buhari for removing Kachikwu as NNPC GMD

08 July 2016, 16:37

Delta - An oil monitoring group in the Niger Delta, Niger Delta Indigenous Movement For Radical Change, (NDIMRC) has condemned the removal of Ibe Kachikwu as the Group Managing Director, GMD, of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Vanguard reports.

The group had earlier warned of the plot by President Muhammadu Buhari to remove Dr Ibe Kachikwu as the Group Managing Director of NNPC.

Kachikwu was replaced with the former Group Executive Director, Exploration and Production of the corporation, Dr Maikanti Baru.

The group in a statement by its President, Nelly Emma, faulted the sudden removal of Dr Kachikwu as the GMD of NNPC by the President, describing it as unfair treatment not only to the hard-working technocrat, but to the entire people of the neglected oil rich Niger Delta region.

The group while accusing the new GMD of NNPC, Dr Baru as one of those who destroyed NNPC that Dr Kachikwu worked round the clock to bring back to life, said “Without apology, we want to say that Dr Baru do not mean well for the corporation. He is a spoiler and has been too desperate to become the GMD of the NNPC. Dr Baru has never liked the reforms in NNPC and such a desperate man should not have been allowed to head NNPC as he will ruin the place that Dr Kachikwu worked so hard to fix up. Dr Baru is not the best man for the job.

President Buhari in a statement by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina announced the removal of Ibe Kachikwu as NNPC GMD last week according to a report by News24.

- News 24


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