Buhari to Head Ministry of Petroleum for 18 months


President Muhammadu Buhari in his quest to stop corruption and money stolen from the coffers of the country, is set to head the Ministry of Petroleum for 18 months before appointing a substantive minister for the ministry, according to Punch.

An anonymous source at a meeting with some members of his political party, the All Progressives Congress, in Abuja recently revealed.

According to him, “At the meeting we had recently, we discussed the issues of portfolios and other matters,” the President said he was going to handle the Ministry of Petroleum himself for about 18 months.

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“He said it was after this that he would appoint a substantive minister for the ministry. He said he would only personally handle the reorganisation of the much-important ministry.

“Besides, he said the ministry needed to be reformed and be rid of corruption. He promised to sanitise the ministry.”

It was, however, gathered that the President was thinking of appointing an experienced person as his special adviser on petroleum.

Buhari was once a minister in charge of the ministry and because of his experience, he was said to have vowed to make sure that he blocked all the loopholes that enabled those manning the ministry to either steal money or petroleum products.

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