Nigeria Does Not Have A Petroleum Minister – APC Chieftain
A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) has taken a swipe at the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint himself Minister for Petroleum Resources.
Akeredolu, a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria in the 2012 gubernatorial election in Ondo State, made this known in a chat with Vanguard over the weekend.
He said: I do not believe that we have a Minister of Petroleum in the country. I do not believe that President Buhari is a minister but he is overseeing the petroleum ministry with a Minister of State answerable to him.
The president has not appointed minister of anything; he is in-charge of every ministry. He oversees all activities in every ministry in this country, including petroleum. He may pay more attention to petroleum for reasons best known to him.
There are other ministries that he will also have proper focus on. I am not too sure if anything will go on in the ministry of defence without his approval, but he has not said he is minister of defence.