Buhari, Kachikwu in closed-door meeting

Buhari, Kachikwu in closed-door meeting

Buhari, Kachikwu in closed-door meeting

The Senate also charged the nine-member committee to investigate a letter written by the Minister of Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, to President Muhammadu Buhari accusing Mr. Baru of illegal actions and insurbodination.

Kachikwu who wore dark navy blue suit with stripe tie was escorted by his Personal Assistant.

In the letter dated August 30, Kachikwu accused Chief Managing Director of the NNPC, Maikanti Baru of insubordination stating that he approved a $25 billion contract without following due process.

State House Correspondents, who earnestly waited outside the Presidential Villa, Abuja where President Buhari Kachikwu met, were however disappointed when at the end of the meeting the Minister refused to talk.

The apparently looking journalists were said to be interested in the outcome of the meeting between the president and the minister.

This follows a day after the NNPC announced a massive shakeup which affected 55 management staff, the Minister said it wasn't the first time changes would be made without the Board's input.

He had in the memo said: "That you save the office of the Minister of State from further humiliation and disrespect by compelling all parastatals to submit to oversight regulatory mandate and proper supervision which I am supposed to manage on your behalf".

President Buhari presided over Wednesday's meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, but it is not yet clear if the faceoff between Kachikwu and Baru was brought up.

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