Buhari ‘resumes’, meets AGF, NNPC GMD


‎President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly back on his desk at the presidential villa in Abuja.

Upon resumption on Tuesday, the president was said to have held separate meetings with the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru. 

The absence of Buhari at key government functions had fuelled speculations about his health, with critics mounting pressure on him to step down.

Civil society groups weekend also called on the President to go on urgent medical leave.

Malami, ‎who is a member of ‎the Presidential committee investigating suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Lawal Babachir, addressed State House correspondents yesterday after meeting with the President.

He said the final report of the committee probing Babachir and Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke, would be submitted on Wednesday.

The NNPC GMD, Maikati Baru, on Tuesday also said he briefed Buhari on the activities of the corporation and its subsidiaries.

He said he briefed the president on the activities of the corporation and its subsidiaries, and on the relative stability in the nation’s oil and gas sector in recent time.

He said the president expressed delight over the reported stability in the oil and gas sector.

“I briefed Mr President on the state of the NNPC and its subsidiaries and also nationally to get him briefed on the situation of fuel supply, crude oil productions, gas production and by extension, ability to supply gas to the power sector,” he said. “We had an extensive briefing as you could see; I passed here over two hours. I spent quite some time with him to discuss these national issues. He was happy with the state of the corporation and told us to continue with the efforts that we are doing and if we need any executive attention we should not hesitate to come back to him.

Baru disclosed that following the peace and stability being enjoyed in the nation’s oil and gas sector, the nation recorded two million barrels of crude oil production on May 2.

He said the NNPC had no plan to increase the prices of its products as being speculated.    

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