NNPC boss Baru replies Kachikwu: No law mandates me to discuss contracts with you | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper f

The Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru, on Monday officially responded to the recent allegations of insubordination and corruption levelled against him by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu.

According to the NNPC, the response was following a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari to Baru and his team, mandating them to react to the issues raised in the petition that was written by Kachikwu.

“Following the publication of alleged lack of adherence to due process in the award of NNPC contracts, the President ordered the Group Managing Director and Management of the NNPC to consider and respond expeditiously to the allegations,” the corporation said in a detailed response issued by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, in Abuja on Monday.

The oil firm stated that the substance of the allegations made by Kachikwu in a letter to the President dated 30th of August 2017, was that a number of “major contracts were never reviewed or discussed with me (Kachikwu) and the NNPC Board.”

The NNPC stated that it was “important to note from the outset that the law and the rules do not require a review or discussion with the Minister of State or the NNPC board on contractual matters.

“What is required is the processing and approval of contracts by the NNPC Tenders Board, the President in his executive capacity or as Minister of Petroleum, or the Federal Executive Council, as the case may be. There are therefore situations where all that is required is the approval of the NNPC Tenders Board while, in other cases, based on the threshold, the award must be submitted for presidential approval. Likewise, in some instances, it is FEC approval that is required.”

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  1. Buhari, I am beginning to doubt your corruption fight , which was why I voted for you in 2015. Where is the report on Oke, the NIA thief and Mr grass cutter? Are you indeed gathering funds for 2019 through NNPC? Why is your chief of staff on the board of NNPC?

  2. The Buhari that they didn't know!!!

  3. What do u know about administration.. it is simple, d GMD does not report to d minister of state..there is a tenders board, and where the amount is too big, d president or FEC can approve and that is it..kachikwu does not know administration. Who appointed him? Does he now have more powers than d man who appointed him? Has he ever queried Baru?? A similar case happened between d minister of health and NHIS boss, we could see how the minister is handling it--issued query, then suspension. Kachikwu cannot suspend Baru, that shows he has no real powers over him, except the one he is given by d President.. Meanwhile, Baru is doing a fantastic job at NNPC. Today, all the former dead nnpc depots have started working and products easier to lift, that's why there are no scarcity or threats anymore. Kachikwu is only jealous. In addition to that, no money is missing..kachikwu's complaint is about insubordination but he really does not have any powers over Baru..the problem is that Kachikwu wants to run nnpc..it cannot happen


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