President Muhammadu Buhari appoints Minister of Petroleum Resources

As Nigeria awaits President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list, the President has said that he would head the Ministry of Petroleum Resources.

Buhari dropped the hint in one of the interviews he granted one of the foreign media in his hotel shortly before departing New York where he attended the UN General Assembly.

The nation’s petroleum sector has been said to be enmeshed in corruption with millions of dollars said to be missing in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

Shortly after assuming office, Buhari sacked and replaced the management of the company.

The new management had started a general reorganisation of the firm.

Buhari had earlier said the trial of those who looted the NNPC would commence soon.

Meanwhile, ministerial list that President Muhammadu Buhari will submit to the Senate on today will not contain all the members of his proposed cabinet as Buhari will send names in batches.

On the other hand, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said that his leadership would not employ vendetta in the screening of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s wise men.

Saraki, who stated this in his welcome address to his colleagues at a plenary after their six-week recess, expressed confidence that Nigeria’s economy would experience a turn-around with the appointment of ministers.

“As we await the list of ministerial nominees this week, I believe the presence of ministers will create the space for greater policy engagement with the executive arm of government, he said.

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