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Kachikwu’s letter, other scandals call for decisive steps to restore order – CHRICED


The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu PHOTO: Ladidi Lucy Elukpo

The Resource Centre for Human Rights & Civic Education (CHRICED), yesterday, said after carefully evaluating the state of governance in Nigeria, it concluded that President Muhammadu Buhari appears to have totally lost grip of his administration.

CHRICED said the recent revelations and scandals coming out of institutions like the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) give the impression that the governance system is yet to break free from a familiar past of impunity and corruption.

“Specifically, the leaked memo authored by the Minister for State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu to the President, detailing cases of insubordination, opaqueness and lack of transparency in the running of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), is to say the least, most troubling.


“What this and several other examples show is that in spite of the President’s spartan discipline, he is currently at the helm of a government in which anything goes. In fact, this government has continued to project itself as a cavalier government of no consequence, one in which infractions can be committed at will, with no reprimand whatsoever from the helmsman.”

“To neglect to do the needful in such crucial test cases, is to give the impression of cronyism, clannishness and an opaque approach to governance.”

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