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Buhari Why President will head petroleum ministry for 18 months

President Muhammadu Buhari made the disclosure during a recent meeting with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that he will be in charge of the Ministry of Petroleum for 18 months before appointing a minister.

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Muhammadu Buhari

(Information NG)

 

Buhari made the disclosure during a recent meeting with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

These 19 African presidents earn higher salaries than Buhari play At least 19 African presidents earn higher salaries than the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari despite announcing a salary cut in 2015. (AFP)

 

According to a source who was present at the meeting, the president intends to run the ministry by himself in order to sanitize it and rid it of corruption.

President Muhammadu Buhari addresses members of the National Working Committee during the meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party at the headquarters of the party in Abuja, Nigeria July 3, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde play President Muhammadu Buhari addresses members of the National Working Committee during the meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party at the headquarters of the party in Abuja, Nigeria July 3, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

 

“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," the source said.

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President Muhammadu Buhari

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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 sanitize the ministry," he added.

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President Muhammadu Buhari

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Buhari is expected to appoint ministers into his cabinet in September.

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