Kachikwu is Still GMD of NNPC, Disregard Rumors – NNPC

by on April 22, 2016
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) late evening on Thursday, de­nied that it’s Group Man­agement Director, Dr Ibe Kachikwu has been re­placed.
Online media had re­ported on Thursday that Kachikwu who also dou­bles as the Minister of State Petroleum has been replaced by Maikanti Baru, a Group Executive Director of the corporation.
But the Group General Manager, Group Public Af­fairs, Garba Deen Muham­mad said no change has been made.
His text message read: “Not true. Just baseless rumour. People should be careful what they pick up from junk social media platforms”.
Online report stated that “the President Muham­madu Buhari-led admin­istration has replaced Dr Ibe Kachikwu as the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
“Kachikwu may have been removed from the post to pave way for him to face the state duties, es­pecially in the wake of the unending fuel crisis in the country”.
Similarly, an online me­dium, Premium Times also quoted a source from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on the issue as “completely false”. It said that the Minister of State for Petroleum is still car­rying out his duties as as­signed to him by the presi­dent.
It said that the report, which did not cite any of­ficial sources, also said that the president had named Maikanti Baru, NNPC Group Executive Director, as Mr. Kachikwu’s replace­ment.

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