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NNPC reacts to reports of Kachikwu’s sack

The NNPC has denied reports that Minister for Petroleum Dr Ibe Kachikwu had been removed as the GMD of NNPC.

Reports had it that Kachikwu has reportedly been replaced by Maikanti Baru.

But according to Premium Times, the Group General Manager, Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Garba-deen Mohammed, said the news is untrue.

He said:

“The story is completely false. It should be ignored by all Nigerians.”

“The minister is currently in his office and has continued to function in the roles assigned to him by the president.”


Business Day had reported that the reported sack did not affect Kachikwu’s position as Minister of State for petroleum.


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