The silent feud between Minister of state for Petroleum Products, Ibe Kachikwu and the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Maikanti Baru, was put aside today as both men met, exchanged pleasantries and had discussions at the ongoing Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja. They had discussions on the opportunities in the oil sector at the Energy Policy Committee breakout session at the summit.
Kachikwu and Baru are at loggerheads after the former in a petition written to President Buhari, accused the latter of insubordination and awarding contracts without due process. In reaction, Baru in a statement released yesterday said he is under no obligation to discuss contract matters with Kachikwu. The presidency is yet to react to the development.
Last Friday, Kachikwu had a closed-door meeting with President Buhari. He, however, refused to disclose the outcome of the meeting.