Kachikwu is a minister without portfolio

The Niger Delta elder statesman and former minister of Petroleum Resources, Prof. Tam David-West, has described the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, as a “minister without portfolio.”

Prof Tam David-West was interviewed by Punch news. He said that added that the office of the Minister of State for Petroleum was needless hence should be scrapped.

Kachikwu is a minister without portfolio

He said though Buhari made Kachikwu the Chairman of the Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC) board, it was needless to have done so.

According to him, “when you say that a minister of state is the boss of the GMD of NNPC, it is wrong. That cannot be. People are making those claims because of misconception. The minister of state in the First Republic was a minister without a portfolio. He cannot be a boss of the GMD of an oil industry, who is the livewire of that sector.

Get the full interview from Punch news here