The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, will be meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, according to a text message from the Aso Rock.
Kachikwu had on Tuesday sent a memo sent to the president, about insubordination and alleged corruption by the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Maikanti Baru.
In his letter to Buhari the minister said: “That you save the office of the Minister of State from further humiliation and disrespect by compelling all parastatals to submit to oversight regulatory mandate and proper supervision which I am supposed to manage on your behalf.
“You kindly instruct the GMD to effectively leave NNPC to run as a proper institution and report along due process lines to the Board and that Your Excellency instructs that all reviews be done with the Minister of State prior to your decision.
“That to set the right examples, you approve that the recently announced reorganisation changes be suspended until the GMD, myself and the board have made relevant input to same.
This will send a clear signal of process and transparency. “That Your Excellency encourages joint presentation meetings between heads of Parastatals and the Minister of State to you so as to encourage a culture of working together and Implant discipline in the hierarchy.”