Kachikwu mum after meeting Buhari as Baru meets Osinbajo 

Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu

By Patience Danjuma 

Controversial Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, refused to speak with reporters at the end of a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja yesterday. 

Dressed in a black suit, the junior Minister arrived the Presidential Villa around 11:35am and walked straight into the President’s office.

He left after over an hour. Asked what the meeting was about, Kachikwu said, “No comment.”

Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, also met with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

Like Kachikwu, Baru also did not speak with State House correspondents.

The meetings took place three days after a letter which Kachikwu wrote against Baru was made public.

In the controversial letter, Kachikwu accused Baru of insubordination. He also alleged that the NNPC GMD approved a $25 billion contract without following due process.

The letter has been generating some reactions.   

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