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Buhari To Be Minister of Petroleum Resources

Posted: Sep 30, 2015 at 11:43 am   /   by   /   comments (0)




President Muhammadu Buhari has said he would head the Ministry of Petroleum Resources in the new cabinet.

Addressing some reporters in New York, United States, on Tuesday, after addressing a Global Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism, he said: “I wil remain Minister of Petroleum, and he will “appoint a Minister of State for Petroleum.”

According to Buhari, this step would be part of efforts to sanitise Nigeria’s oil industry, which is said to be plagued by corruption, massive fraud, and crude oil theft.

Buhari restated his determination to clean up Nigeria’s oil industry and free it from corruption and shady deals.


He said that the first step in this direction had already been taken with the appointment of a new management for the NNPC and its subsequent reorganisation.

The President said that the prosecution of those who misappropriated NNPC’s revenue under past administrations would soon commence.

On Corruption, he pledged that the federal government will fight corruption, because it has been identified as the root of all problems hindering Nigeria as a nation.

NAN recalls former President Olusegun Obasanjo, for most part of his tenure, was the minister of petroleum.