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Ministerial list: Buhari to head Petroleum Ministry
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Ministerial list: Buhari to head Petroleum Ministry

While the nation awaits the full disclosure of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Ministerial list,  he has given a hint regarding the shape of his cabinet by disclosing that he will head the Ministry of Petroleum Resources.

Addressing some select reporters in New York on Tuesday, after addressing a Global Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism, he said: “I wil remain Minister of Petroleum” But noted the he will appoint a Minister of State.

 

He said the decision to keep the Petroleum Ministry close to his chest was part of  his effort to sanitise Nigeria’s oil industry which has been plagued by corruption, massive fraud, and crude oil theft.

The President said that the prosecution of those who misappropriated NNPC’s revenue under past administrations would soon commence.

On Corruption, he pledged that the federal government will fight corruption, because it has been identified as the root of all problems hindering Nigeria as a nation.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo who was in New York with Buhari during the 70th United Nations General Assembly  this week, retained the position of Minister of petroleum for most part of his tenure.

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