Kachikwu, the star attraction at Wednesday’s Senate ministerial screening

Posted by News Express | 13 October 2015 | 3,262 times

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The Senate will resume the screening of ministerial nominees on Wednesday with the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, tipped to be the star attraction.

Kachikwu would be appearing on the same day controversial nominees like former governors Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers State) and Babatunde Raji Fashola (Lagos) are to be screened.

As earlier reported by News Express, the senate today successfully screened and approved 10 nominees from the first list, leaving the remainder 11 for tomorrow.

A professional to the core, and coming with an intimidating educational and professional resume, Kachikwu is expected to take the lawmakers through the complex nature of the oil sector. Some senators do say they are actually looking forward to a lecture on the complex oil and gas sector from Dr. Kachikwu, who was a Vice President at ExxonMobil before his appointment as GMD of the NNPC.

One analyst said: “He, not being a politician, his screening will be closely monitored by investors who are itching to get a clear picture of the Buhari Administration’s policy for the oil sector.”

A distinguished alumnus of the University of Nigeria (UNN) and Harvard University (USA), Dr. Kachikwu promises to be a star attraction at the screening exercise because his appointment is seen as one of the most inspiring President Muhammadu Buhari has made so far.

•Photo shows Dr. Ibe Kachikwu.

Source: News Express

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