Kachikwu Accuses NNPC Boss of Insubordination

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, has accused Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation,

NNPC, Mr. Maikanti Baru, of insubordination, and called for the cancellation of the recent appointments in the NNPC.

In a letter written by Kachikwu to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of State said for over one year, he had tolerated the disrespectful and humiliating conducts of the Group Managing Director on his office, and has decided to bring the issue to the attention of the President.

He said: "Mr. President, yesterday, like many other Nigerians, l resumed work confronted by many publications of massive changes within NNPC.

"Like the previous reorganisations and repostings done since Dr. Baru resumed as GMD, I was never given the opportunity before the announcements to discuss these appointments. This is so despite being Minister of State, Petroleum, and Chairman, NNPC Board.

"The Board of NNPC, which you appointed and, which has met every month since its inauguration and, which by the statutes of NNPC is meant to review these planned appointments and postings, was never briefed.

"Members at the Board learned of these appointments from the social media and the press release of NNPC."

The letter dated August 30, 2017 and entitled, "Re: Matters of insubordination and lack of adherence to due process perpetuated by the GMD NNPC, Dr. Baru," was signed by Kachikwu.

We're not aware of any letter --NNPC

Contacted last night, Group General Manager, Public Affairs of NNPC, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, said they were not aware of the letter.

He, however, said they would react when they see the letter.(Vanguard)

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