Former Governor of Cross River State, Obong Victor Attah, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to cancel recent unilateral appointments made by the General Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru.
Attah, who is one of the leaders of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, also urged Buhari to wade into the altercation between Dr. Kachikwu and Baru.
The former governor said the NNPC boss’ alleged sidelining of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu only served to paint the administration in bad light.
Reacting to the trending issue, Attah told reporters, “I am glad it is not government policy because we in PANDEF had earlier condemned these appointments. We believe Kachikwu is right.
“It is individuals in government that are doing these things and bringing the government into disrepute.
“The President should order a cancellation. In this country, I am aware that the recruitment into the Nigeria Immigration Service NIS was canceled, so why can’t we cancel this one including that of the Department of State Service, DSS?
“The excuse was that they were trying to correct long years of marginalization but no one has been able to provide details with regards to that.
“This issue keeps recurring and people are thinking that Buhari is not fair to the rest of the country, but I do not believe this is true because it is individuals that are just trying to paint the administration in bad light.”