6 October 2017
By James Ojo
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachukwu, on Friday refused to grant interview to newsmen who approached him after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
It was gathered that Kachukwu, who was clad in a black suit, arrived the Presidential Villa, Abuja around 11:35 a.m. and walked straight into the president’s office.
After an hour of closed door meeting, the minister made his way out, drawing attention of State House Correspondents, who thronged after him for details of the meeting.
But when asked by newsmen what the meeting was about, Kachikwu replied: “No comment.”
It would be recalled that the meeting took place three days after a letter which Kachikwu wrote against the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru was made public.
In the letter, Kachikwu had accused Baru of insubordination, alleging that the NNPC GMD approved a $25 billion contract without following due process.
The letter has since been generating some reactions, with many speculating it informed his meeting with Buhari.