Emerging report indicates that the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has appointed Dr Ibe Kachikwu, as the substantive Minister of Petroleum.
The appointment was based on President Muhammadu Buhari’s instruction, before jetting out of the country, on an indefinite medical follow-up in the United Kingdom, UK.
Post-Nigeria, learnt that the critical decision that was reached to fully handover the Petroleum sector into the hands of Kackikwu, is currently unsettling some Northern cabals, who are known as the “President’s Men.”
Recall, that Buhari had through a letter to the National Assembly, in 2015, declared himself as the substantive Minister of Petroleum.
Meanwhile, before his latest trip to the United Kingdom for a medical follow-up, he asked the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, to “go ahead with some critical decisions, and be fully in charge of the Ministry.

A source at the Presidency, disclosed that the announcement of Kachikwu as Petroleum Minister, was based on his competence.
A cabal in the Presidency, members of whom are majorly of Northern extraction, he stated, is strongly opposed to this development.
“They murmured when the President allowed Kachikwu to take over as the substantive Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, because the post is for a substantive Minister.
“Now, they are greatly unsettled that the status of a full Minister has fallen on his laps, particularly due to the ill-health of the President, who is abroad on an indefinite medical trip”, the source revealed.

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