President Muhammadu Buhari to head Ministry of Petroleum Resources

President Muhammadu Buhari has decided that he would personally head the Ministry of Petroleum Resources in the new cabinet.

Addressing some select reporters in New York on Tuesday, after addressing a Global Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism, the President stated that while he will remain Minister of Petroleum, he will appoint a minister of State for Petroleum.

According to him, this step is being taken as part of efforts to rid the Nigerian oil industry of corruption, massive fraud, and crude oil theft.

Recall that Buhari had on resumption of office restated his determination to sanitise Nigeria’s oil industry and free it from corruption and shady deals.

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