Baru visits Osinbajo, joins Buhari at jumaat


NNPC MD, Dr Maikanti Baru

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, visited Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday.

The NNPC boss was sighted at the vice president’s office at the same time Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu was meeting with the President Muhammadu Buhari.

After leaving Osinbajo’s office, Baru headed for the Office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.

The NNPC later joined President Buhari for jumaat service at the Presidential Villa mosque located beside the president’s office.

Kachikwu had in a leaked letter to Buhari, had accused Baru of insubordination and humiliation, alleging that against the rules, some over $25bn contracts were never reviewed or discussed with him or the board of th NNPC.

The minister had also alleged that the NNPC boss had repeatedly sidelined and disrespected the board of the national oil firm, which is chaired by the minister of state.