Lagos - National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu on Saturday came down hard on the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu.
Tinubu blasted Kachikwu for saying he was not a magician who could end the scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol.
Kachikwu who doubles as Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had said, in reaction to public criticism of his handling of the fuel scarcity, that Nigerians should count themselves fortunate that the NNPC under his stewardship has been able to bring in the amount of fuel it is currently doing.
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But, the APC leader stated that the minister was answerable to Nigerians and not the other way round.
Tinubu stated this on Saturday in a statement titled, ‘Kachikwu Needs to Know That Respect and Good Performance Will Do What Magic Cannot.
He threw in his lot with Nigerians who, according to him, were as right to feel insulted as the minister was wrong to have said such a thing
He said the minister strayed from the progressive calling required of the President Muhammadu Buhari's administration by making the statement attributed to him.
- News 24