The removal of Dr. Ibe Kachikwu as the Group Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation and elevation to chairman yesterday (Monday, July 4) by President Muhammadu Buhari, is causing uproar as many rule it as a demotion for the minister of state for Petroleum Resources.
So technically speaking, Kachikwu is still junior oil minister but now a figure head as far as NNPC is concerned. Okay. Go harder Buhari!
— Ohimai Godwin Amaize (@MrFixNigeria) July 4, 2016
That Abba Kyari is a very greedy man & isn’t doing #PMB any favour. CoS & NNPC board member t the same time. Needless political suicide.
— Abdulazeez (@abdul5762) July 5, 2016
RT “@BadboyUche_: NNPC now Northern Nigerian Petroleum Cooperation .
Sai Baba isnt playing”
— Miz Cazorla (@MizCazorla) July 5, 2016
No woman on the NNPC board even when the President appointed six persons. An NNPC insider of previous administration made the GMD. Sigh
— Oluseun l #OpenNASS (@seunonigbinde) July 4, 2016
For crying out loud including PB as the Minister of Petroleum, new NNPC board looks like a caucus of Arewa Consultative Forum. WHY? #NotCool
— Mr. Aye Dee (@MrAyeDee) July 4, 2016
The NNPC board has 3 out of 4 statutory members from the North and 4 out of 6 appointees from the North. Smh. Buhari is a confirmed tragedy
— SK – Sola Kuti (@SKSolaKuti) July 4, 2016
Since 1999, NNPC GMDs have been from the South for over 11 out of 17 years. ‘Northern Nigerian Petroleum Company’? Lol.
— J (@je_mc2) July 4, 2016
May I commend Buhari for the recent appointment into NNPC board. The appointments reflect the results sheets of the 2015 elections. Kudos
— IKECHUKWU (@iykimo) July 4, 2016
Not sure how he was promoted, seeing as he’s already Minister of State for Petroleum and oversees NNPC. https://t.co/b2dfrzCLuW
— Mr. Aye Dee (@MrAyeDee) July 4, 2016
Buhari has put his guys in NNPC for a reason. This is why the whole ‘anti-corruption’ war is a farce. APC’s 2019 campaign won’t fund itself.
— Gege (@nigeriasbest) July 4, 2016
No oil in the north yet we have 5 northerners as members of NNPC board. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
— Alhaji Pablo (@femiTRIPP) July 4, 2016
Buhari removes Kachikwu as NNPC boss, appoints 6 men into new board for corporation. So no one can still find a woman for Buhari. Na Wah!
— Dr. Njakiri Damages (@DrDamages) July 4, 2016
Kachikwu is NNPC board chairman but you will act blind to the fact
— Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) July 4, 2016
I am still waiting for an explanation of how Maikanti Baru is the most competent person for GMD of the NNPC. Point me to a TL that has it.
— Ikenna (@FailedRift) July 5, 2016
How can all NNPC Board of Directors be Northerners? are they the only people in Nigeria
— IG @Mvphenryeto (@Mvphenryeto) July 5, 2016
Aba Kyari has no business in dt NNPC Board. Doing what? He’s from d NE where d GMD comes from and d President is d Minister.
It’s a NO 4me
— Ayekooto (@DeeOneAyekooto) July 5, 2016
Having his COS on the board of NNPC has no logic of any kind.
— #Conqueror (@Vincefactor01) July 5, 2016
NNPC board has 3 out of 4 statutory members 4rm d North & 4 out of 6 appointees 4rm d North.Lack of true Federarism is kiling us nt corruptn
— Orshio Raphael (@Lordraph001) July 5, 2016
In a time where our petroleum sector needs serious and modern reforms you are making confused, greedy & corrupt Kyari an NNPC board member
— Dan Gata (@DukeOfKentCity) July 5, 2016
The entire NNPC board northerners! What a wawu..Niger Delta Avengers might just have a valid point
— Bants-a-maker Dante™ (@ThaNephilim) July 5, 2016
President’s Chief of staff Alhaji Abba Kyari . Has has also just been appointed board member of the NNPC with another four (1/2)
— Dozen Odedina (@dozenhost) July 5, 2016
Ibe Kachikwu out as the GMD, Dr. Baru the new Sheriff in town
— General Richard (@generalrich) July 5, 2016
Gej’s n Dieziani ethnicity did not help in improving d Niger delta region nor d efficiency of #NNPC.Lets see how d board can deliver results
— G-mach (@BE_thechange2) July 5, 2016
Quick question: Is it amiss having the Chief of Staff as a member of the NNPC board of directors?
— . (@BibbieTRG) July 5, 2016
If Niger Deltans Increase Their Agitation And Bombing, Nobody Should Blame Them..How Can Buhari Repeat Such Thing In NNPC Appointments..
— Nego (@NegoMcjohn1) July 5, 2016
The rashness of this NNPC appointments hits home more knowing that it came at a time when the Niger Delta already feel marginalized.
— Bankole Adebayo (@AdeBanqie) July 5, 2016
This is an act of wickedness, Buhari is an ethnic bigot. The perm sec of finance is a northerner. 9 names in NNPC, 6 for North 3 for South
— Amb Opeyemi Ahmed (@amb_opeyemi) July 5, 2016
If this is not a #NorthernAgenda then what! The NNPC board has 3 out of 4 statutory members from the North!
— Moses Lawal (@fortifiedmoses) July 5, 2016
Heard Baru (New NNPC GMD) has been NNPC’s anti-corruption chairman since 2004. If true, then we’re done for
— Sname of FutbolTori (@snameofficial) July 5, 2016
PMB’s NNPC Board appointments and other unbalanced appointments will only lead to the balkanisation of Nigeria.
— MoZusKiRinKa (@ojimaojo) July 5, 2016