Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna Central, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to remove himself as the Minister of Petroleum Resources and appoint a successor that can be accountable for the nation’s oil industry.
Sani on Thursday opined that Buhari had limited time to oversee the oil industry and insisted that appointing a credible minister would douse the tension in the oil industry.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, had written a petition to President Buhari, alleging acts of insubordination and humiliation by Dr. Maikanti Baru, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
The Senate had also set up a panel to probe Baru, over allegations made against him.
Sani wrote, “President Buhari should disengage from being a Petroleum Minister and appoint a substantive minister whom the nation can hold accountable to the happenings in the nation oil industry. The President position as a minister can drag him into issues in the oil sector of which he has limited time to attend to.”
”A broom immersed in oil cannot sweep clean,” he added