Baru Desperate To Become GMD OF NNPC, Group Alleges
THE Niger Delta Indigenous Movement For Radical Change, (NDIMRC) has alleged that the former Group Executive Director, (Exploration and Production) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru was desperate to become the Group Managing Director of the NNPC,dismissing rumour that Dr Ibe Kachikwu has been sacked as the GMD of the Corporation.
It has been rumoured that Dr Kachikwu has been fired and replaced with Dr Maikanti Baru, the Adviser to Dr Kachikwu on Gas.
But in a press statement by its President, Nelly Emma; Secretary, John Sailor and Public Relations Officer (PRO), Stanley Mukoro, the group dismissed the rumour, alleging that Dr Baru was responsible for the rumour.
The group alleged that;”Dr Maikanti Baru is desperate to be the GMD of NNPC, hence he is out with this evil rumour.”
The oil monitoring group said; “Our attention has been drawn to misleading report that Dr Ibe Kachikwu has been sacked as the GMD of the NNPC and to tell the general public that our checks revealed that it is not true and therefore it should be disregarded in its entirety”.
It alleged that;” Our findings also revealed that the Adviser On Gas to the GMD of NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru is behind this devilish rumour. He is very desperate to become the GMD of NNPC and we want to implore President Muhammadu Buhari to be wary of him.”
According to the group;”He is not happy with the reforms being carried out in NNPC by the GMD of the Corporation, Dr Ibe Kachikwu and he feels that the only way to unseat a hard-working innocent man is to go Viral that his boss has been sacked and he has been appointed to replace him. He is a joker and should not be taken seriously.”
The group while alleging that Dr Baru is one of those who destroyed NNPC that Dr Kachikwu has been working round the clock to bring back to life said that; “Without apology, we want to say that Dr Baru do not mean well for the Corporation. He is a spoiler and too desperate to become the GMD of the NNPC and he cannot deny it that he is not behind the rumour that Dr Kachikwu has been fired. Dr Baru is totally against the reforms in NNPC and such a desperate man should not be allowed to head NNPC as he will ruin the place that Dr Kachikwu has worked so hard to fix up.”
“President Buhari should as a matter of urgency fire Dr Baru who is working with oil Cabal to frustrate the efforts of Dr Kachikwu, especially in his bid to make NNPC a better place and to end the lingering fuel scarcity caused by Dr Baru and his co-travellers,” the group said.
The group further alleged that; “Our investigation revealed that Dr Baru and his sponsors are responsible for the rumour making the rounds that our visionary President has sacked Dr Kachikwu and he was replaced by him (Dr Baru). Our President has trust in Dr Kachikwu and the President is too wise to make Dr Baru who helped to destroy NNPC to pilot the affairs of the Corporation. We know that President Buhari cannot afford to leave the affairs of NNPC in the hands of a desperate Dr Baru.”