The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, is currently in a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the president’s office, Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
Mr. Kachikwu arrived the president’s office at about 11:33 a.m which this is the first one-on-one meeting between the President and the Minister.
A source at the State House said that Mr. Kachikwu was also at the Villa on Thursday evening where he held a brief meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.
The meeting with Mr. Buhari is coming three days after a memo from the minister to the president leaked.
In the memo, dated August 30, Mr. Kachikwu accused the Group Managing Director of the state oil firm, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, of insubordination and violation of due process.