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Buhari’s Position as Petroleum Minister helped promote Corruption – Richards

The Executive Director of Corruption Observatory, Mr Ivie Richards, has condemned the Position of President Muhammadu Buhari as Minister of Petroleum Resources, saying that it promotes corruption.

Mr Richards made this known in Lagos on Thursday when he appeared as a guest speaker on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.

He expressed his condemnation of the fact that the President doubles as the Minister of Petroleum, stressing that it had promoted corruption, and corrections had to be made.

Richards said, “In that Report, Kachikwu said that he is the Chairman of the Board, but he is not the Minister of Petroleum.

“Minister is supposed to be the Chairman of the Board. If you watch closely between the lines, you will see the insinuation that a Tender Board of the NNPC got some approvals from the President.

“But my major interest and focus would be, ‘Is it true that, at any time, the President gave approval tacitly to this procurement, direct approval to the Tender Board of the NNPC?’ If that is true, to me, that is an impeachable offence,” the Director said.

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