The Senate has set up an Ad-Hoc committee to conduct a holistic investigation into allegations of corruption in the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The committee that will be Chaired by Senator Aliyu Wammako will also investigate the issues raised in a memo said to be written by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu.
This follows after Kachikwu was said to have written to President Muhammadu Buhari accusing the NNPC boss of practices that could jeopardise the Federal Government’s policies aimed at repositioning the petroleum industry.
In the letter, dated August 30, which was said to have been leaked to the public, Kachikwu complained to the President over what he considers as insubordination by the NNPC boss.
An alleged copy of the letter which is making the rounds on the Internet indicates that the minister is also unhappy with the manner recent changes in the NNPC were handled and accused Maikanti Baru of humiliating the board.
Dated a day after the NNPC announced a massive shakeup which affected 55 management staff, the Minister said it wasn’t the first time changes would be made without the Board’s input.