Kachikwu, Baru Hold Meeting With Osinbajo

Kachikwu, Baru Hold Meeting With Osinbajo

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, and the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Maikanti Baru, on Wednesday held a closed door meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in his office at the presidential Villa, Abuja, Premium Times reports.

Kachikwu said it was held to discuss issues in the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry. He said the meeting was necessitated by some information brought about by AGIP, regarding its operations in “Okpai, in terms of the Zabazaba field, and in terms of the cash call exit which they are doing with the NNPC.”

He said the meeting briefed Osinbajo on areas the company needed assistance from some government officials to fast track their operations of the field. He also said the meeting discussed “a few completion items on NNPC” with regards to cash calls, as well as “the opening up of the escrow accounts and that type of stuff which they need to fasten up on.”

The minister however did not disclose if the meeting discussed anything with regard to the content of his controversial letter to President Muhammadu Buhari in which he accused Baru of violating due process in award of contracts and insubordination.

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