- Kachikwu allegedly sent his letter on Baru and NNPC to President Buhari after it was leaked online
- There are reports that the president felt the letter was leaked to embarrass him
- Buhari allegedly ordered Baru to reply Kachikwu's letter via media as well
There are reports that President Muhammadu Buhari did not get the minister of state for petroleum resource, Ibe Kachikwu's letter about the alleged insubordination by the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) boss, Maikanti Baru, until it was leaked online.
The letter dated August 30, was leaked online on October 3, but was submitted to the president on October 5.
The Cable reports that the president was shocked that he had to read a letter purportedly addressed to him in the media.
President Buhari allegedly felt that the letter was leaked in the media to embarrass him as he is the minister of petroleum.
Kachikwu allegedly said he had sent the letter to the president prior to the leak, but presidency denied receiving it and so he was directed to submit a new one, which was dated October 5.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that the controversy caused by the letter may have taken a different turn as the presidency is considering taking actions against the minister having cleared the NNPC boss of any infraction.
There are reports that Kachikwu's position in the current administration is unsure following the allegation he made against the NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru.
President Buhari is considering taking punitive actions against Kachikwu after having found Baru not guilty of corrupt practices in the unilateral award of the $25bn contracts on Monday night, October 9.
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