The senate on Wednesday set up an ad hoc committee to probe the allegations made by MInister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, against Maikanti Baru, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
In a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, Kachikwu alleged that Baru was sidelining him and the NNPC board from important decisions affecting the corporation.
The nine-member committee is headed by Aliyu Wamakko, an APC senator from Sokoto State.
President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to comment on the allegation after a copy of the letter surfaced online on Tuesday.
Among the allegations levelled against Baru is the abuse of contract process to the tune of $25 billion trillion naira at the oil corporation.
Kachikwu also accused Baru of insurbodination and appointments without due process.