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NNPC Saga: 14 Ministers Intervene In Kachikwu-Baru Peace Deal

No fewer than 14 ministers in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet intervened in the peace deal between Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwu and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) boss Dr. Maikanti Baru.

This development, according to The Nation, came after Ibe Kachikwu had gone to the Presidential Villa with a letter of resignation last Friday but shelved the move in the “larger interest of the nation”, The Nation reports.


The Presidency also ordered ceasefire between the Minister and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) boss Dr. Maikanti Baru.

A cabinet source also claimed that some ministers spoke with both parties to “arrest the North-South dimension” which the crisis was assuming.

The source said: “At least about 14 of us in the cabinet were so much touched and we decided to sue for peace. The way the Minister and the GMD embraced on Tuesday was an indication of the acceptance of our peace deal.

“We were concerned that the crisis was being turned away from the real substance to infantile assumptions as if any fraud was committed.

“At least, we have secured a commitment to ceasefire by both leaders, who are both internationally respected. In the last 72 hours, many interventions have occurred.

“The leader at the centre of it all is President Muhammadu Buhari who felt personally hurt and scandalised by the August 30 memo. The President was really very, very angry.

The source added: “It was not as if the President refused or decided to delay in responding to the Minister’s memo until it snowballed into a crisis.

“The truth is that Kachikwu did not route his memo through the normal official channel for fear of being hijacked or frustrated. He sent it through a presidential aide to ensure that the President got the memo”.

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