Friday, 6 October 2017
Dr. IBE KACHUKWU VS. Dr MAIKANTI BARU. WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND
By God's grace one day in this beloved country of ours, things would go on smoothly without people only serving their own personal interests alone, but instead they would have the best interest of the collective more at heart than themselves only. Many had heaved a major sigh of relief when the present administration came on board and had chosen the person of the caliber of Dr. Ibe Kachukwu, who as at then was probably the highest ranking Nigerian at Mobil in Africa to be in charge at that cesspool called the oil ministry, those who wanted sanity in that particular aspect of our economy even went further to be elated when the President also said he would combine his office with that of the senior oil (Petroleum) minister, but alas that expected sanity has not really come judging by accusations of fraud and counter accusations that have been flying around and have pervaded the entire atmosphere.
With Diezani Allison-Madueke, the ex-minister gone, it was expected that things would have taken the shape for the best. But alas no! A few days ago the nation was agog when a supposed private letter (message) that was supposed to have been for the President's eyes only got leaked. The leaked letter somewhat indicted the current "GMD of NNPC in the person of Dr. Maikanti Baru", accusing him of awarding $25 billion dollars of contracts without due process. The leak got everyone's attention including the senate who vowed to investigate the allegations. Now, the NNPC GMD's bloc too have decided to fight and fight dirty they are doing.
Theirs is that the hand pointing accusations at another, should also check where the remaining 4 fingers of that hand is also pointing at! They are claiming that what Kachukwu is accusing Baru of, he also is guilty of and even more! Until not too long ago, Dr. Kachukwu combined being the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources with being the substantive GMD of the NNPC, so the Baru bloc claims that while Kachukwu was the NNPC GMD, he doled out massive amount of money to the militants during attacks on pipelines in the Niger Delta, especially the Niger Delta Avengers. They also claim that Dr. Kachukwu awarded multi million dollar security contracts to majorly his friends- "Tunde Ayeni, Igho Sanomi, Julius Rone, Scott Tommey, Captain Hosa Okunbo, Eyiri Emami, Timbo Ayinde, Benjamin Kuku, Greg Uanseru, Mohammed Abdul and brother Dumebi Kachukwu". So they are claiming that if the "Petroleum Resources Minister of State" can favour his own people blatantly, how can he now be pointing accusing fingers at another over contracts. So to them, "What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander also".