The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu has been taken to the cleaners by the Group Managing Director, of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru…
“I know for those of you who are following what we are doing here, you know that there’s no money lost and no process has been breached. Our contracting process is perfect and we will continue to follow the process. The NNPC Board has no role, I repeat, has no role as far as the contracting process is concerned.”
“The case of DSDP, is of those that will take crude and give us products in return. So there is no value to them. But humongous figures have been put forward mainly to incite the public, it is most unfortunate.”
Meanwhile, Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) have pledged their support to Mr. Baru and the NNPC Management.
“The National body of PENGASSAN and all the NNPC in-house unions are here today to show our support for you. You have brought stability to the NNPC and we are happy today that staff morale is high. You were Chairman of NNPC Anti-Corruption Committee for over five years and that was what informed your appointment as GMD of NNPC.”
“Today, all the bullets you are taking are on behalf of members of staff. We will continue to pray for you, God will continue to guide and shield you.”
“Baru had streamlined the processes and procedures in the Corporation leading to the full restructuring which was beginning to yield positive results. Today, the GMD and NNPC Management receive inputs from staff and this gesture by Dr Baru has given members of staff a sense of belonging. Today, our inputs are being implemented and we are highly motivated.”