Thursday, 21 April 2016

NNPC denies Kachikwu's sack

NNPC denies Kachikwu's sack
Unconfirmed reports have it that Minister for
Petroleum Dr Ibe Kachikwu has been
replaced as the GMD of NNPC.
According to Business Day in a tweet via
their official Twitter handle, his position has
been taken over by Maikanti Baru but he will
however retain his position as Minister of
State for petroleum.

NNPC denies Kachikwu’s sack
However, Premium Times reports that the
NNPC has described as “completely false”
the widely circulated report that Kachikwu,
has been relieved of his job by President
Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the report, the Minister of State
for Petroleum is still carrying out his duties
as assigned to him by the president.
Speaking to the media outfit in a telephone
interview, Garba-deen Mohammed, the group
general manager, public affairs division of
the NNPC, said the news is untrue.
Mohammed said : “The story is completely
false. It should be ignored by all Nigerians.
“The minister is currently in his office and has
continued to function in the roles assigned to
him by the president.”
A look on the website of the NNPC shows
that the bio-data and photograph of
Kachikwu still remains intact.