OrderPaperToday – The House of Representatives has decried the refusal of the Minister of State. Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu to appear before its committee to defend the sectoral allocations of his ministry in the 2016 budget.

Chairman of Petroleum Resources (Downstream) Committee of the House, Mr. Joseph Akinlaja who disclosed to newsmen on Friday said Kachukwu failed to appear before the committee to defend the budgets of the ministry despite repeated reminders.

The minister who also doubles as Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) received four letters to appear before the committee to defend both the ministry’s and the corporation’s budget but failed to appear eventually.

According to Akinlaja, Kachikwu only sent officials making the budget defence process less fruitful.

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39 COMMENTS

  1. This is laughable. The minister of petroleum to defend budget of the ministry when billions of Naira has bn fraudulently smuggled into other ministries budget? I dont think anybody will appear for Pet Ministry for fear of mysterious discovery. This govt……..na wa o.

  2. BUDGET DEFENCE MUST NOT B BY D MINISTER. EVEN WHEN D MINISTER APPEARS HE DOES SO WIT A TEAM OF EXPERTS WHO MOST OF D TIME ANSWERED QUESTIONS THROWN 2 D MINISTER. I SEE THIS AS A DISTRACTION. REPS DID NOT TEL US THAT THERE WERE QUESTIONS D MINISTRY OFFICIALS COULD NOT ANSWER. D MINISTER IS KNOWLEDGEABLE AND KNOWS THAT A MINISTER MUST NOT APPEAR IN PERSON 2 DEFEND A BUDGET.

  3. DANGOTE CEMENT FACTORY WISH TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC OF SALES OF CEMENT AT A LOW FACTORY PRICE #1,000 per bag. WE SHIP TO ANY PART OF THE COUNTRY UPON THE CUSTOMER(S) ORDER, AND. DELIVERED TO 6 hours ago

  4. now nigerians v seen d disadvantage of buhari holdn oil ministry,he is just there 2 manipulate&don’t expect his assistance 2 defend wot he don’t knw or 2 leak his boss plans.

  5. Wm OBJ was d president n minister 4 petrolum. for 8yrs he had opportunity to still our money n he stole billions EG ABUJA Rail contract,now Buhari is doing dsame to still hsown money,we wll go to d street n ask ds DAURA man to go to hs caws n goats

  6. If he can not defend the budget of his ministry, why did he appoint himself as minister of petroleum resources? Who prepared the budget?

  7. y re we deliberately distorting facts. The Minister has been on week long state visit with the president to Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

  8. Hahahahaha, I delaf ooo, how can the man defend the budget he didn’t know anything about. Padded budget. Una neva see anything yet. Make we begin the pray for this our Naija oooo.

  9. Pls O who is petroleum minister? I thought it was PMB himself. He should be called to defend the budget he wrote now. What is Kachikwus’ own in this. How will he defend a budget he had no hand in. You reps take your time O leave my brother. Don’t tarnish his hard earned reputation.

  10. THE PETROLEUM MINISTER IS PMB…….UNLESS THERE IS AN OVERSIGHT HERE. KACHICHUKWU IS THE MIN. OF STATE FOR PETROLEUM. ….THE QUESTION IS WHOSE DUTY IS IT TO DEFEND THE BUDGET.

  11. Kachukwu might be minister of state petroleum, he is in charge of the ministry and better positioned to defend the budget.

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