Today, President Muhammadu Buhari met behind closed doors with the now ex Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, at the State House, Abuja.
Dr Maikanti seized the opportunity to present the new GMD of the NNPC, Malee Kyari, to the president.
His words, “The purpose of coming to see Mr President is to carry out a symbolic handover of the new team led by Malam Malee Kyari to Mr President.
“No matter what we did in terms of transition, they have their own programmes and vision of what they want to do.
“We are now the airbus pilots that are relaxing and cruising at an altitude and you cannot give them a vision of the jet fighter pilot that the NNPC requires.
“They will engage the president at the appropriate time and get his blessing. I spent 1,099 days on the saddle of the corporation and can’t wait to present young vibrant team.”
Maikanti then urged the new NNPC management to do better than he did even if his tenure has stabilised the supply of fuel to the economy.
He continued, “We expect where we have stabilised the supply of fuel to the economy, they will make sure they start exporting products to neighbouring countries. I am so convinced that this team will deliver,”
“We need the help of EFCC wherever we see infractions in our systems (or that) compromise our systems.”