Former Governor Ezeife Urges Buhari To Resign As Petroleum Minister


Former governor of Anambra state Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from being a petroleum minister because of the lingering fuel scarcity across the country. The Sun reports that Ezeife urged Buhari to focus heavily on his anti-graft war against corruption, insecurity and how to actually lead the nation effectively.

Ezeife said:

The work of a petroleum minister are many and too challenging to be combined with the numerous and complex jobs of president and Commander-in-Chief at a critical time like this.

The former governor complained that the fuel scarcity has lasted longer than usual which is over four weeks. And Nigerians can’t really say when they can easily find petroleum products or when the price of petroleum will go back to what it used to be. On the downside of the President being the petroleum minister, he said,

“The results of multiple jobs would be lack of focus and inefficiency. I urge the president to concentrate on his anti-graft war against corruption, insecurity and how to really lead the nation effectively.”

The one-time governor demanded that Buhari allows his Minister of State, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, to head the ministry fully, with clear objectives of what he plans to achieve in the ministry.

Ezeife added that juggling jobs would only make the President lack concentration and be inefficient, which will in turn, make life more difficult for the citizens of this great country.

Even though world bank recently advised the president to remove subsidy now rather than later, the minister of information and culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed has renewed the promise of Federal government to Nigerians that the present fuel scarcity would be end in a few days after National Assembly approves the subsidy payment.

Additionally, the minister assured that 2016 budget, which the president proposed recently“will address the yearnings of Nigerians”.