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Free yourself, appoint full-fledged Petroleum Minister, Sani tells PMB

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More dimensions are still emerging on the recent leakage of official petition written to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Minister of State for Petroleum and Chairman of NNPC Board, Dr. Ibe Kachukwu against the excesses and official insubordination of the Group managing Director of the NNPC.

Just as the Senate had on Wednesday, set up a 9-Man probe panel, on Thursday, the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, advised President Muhammadu Buhari to remove himself as the Minister of Petroleum Resources and appoint a successor that can be accountable for the nation’s oil industry.

Sani in a statement on Thursday argued that Buhari had limited time to oversee the oil industry and insisted that appointing a credible minister would douse the tension in the oil industry.

Sani statement said in parts: “President Buhari should disengage from being a Petroleum Minister and appoint a substantive minister whom the nation can hold accountable to the happenings in the nation oil industry.

“The President position as a minister can drag him into issues in the oil sector of which he has limited time to attend to.

“A broom immersed in oil cannot sweep clean.”