Bobboi Bala Kaigama, the president of the TUC, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from the position of the minister of petroleum and mineral resources.
Whilst speaking at the “Save Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Round Table Conference” held on Tuesday, April 19, in Abuja, Kaigama stated that the office is too critical to Nigeria’s economy, therefore, it should not be combined with the office of the president and commander-in-chief.
“The ideal candidate for this should be someone who has the necessary knowledge, experience and competence, and who would directly oversee the affairs of the ministry and report regularly to the president.
“That position is too critically important to the economy to be subsumed as one of the many offices or portfolios of the president and commander-in-chief. Of course the position of Minister of State for Petroleum and Mineral Resources should continue to exist as a junior minister in the ministry.
“A separate group managing director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) should also be appointed to directly supervise the affairs of the NNPC,” he said.
“It is high time we halt the ugly trend whereby members of the cabal are paid billions of naira for ‘fuel imports’ that never reach our shores,” he stressed.