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Senator asks Buhari to quit as petroleum minister


A Kaduna Senator, Shehu Sani, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to step down from the position of a petroleum minister.
Mr. Sani urged the president to appoint someone who is accountable to the position.
The Senator made the call in a statement on Thursday.
He said because of the demands of the presidential office, Mr. Buhari has limited time to control the oil industry.
“President Buhari should disengage from being a Petroleum Minister and appoint a substantive minister whom the nation can hold accountable to the happenings in the nation oil industry,” he said.
“The President position as a minister can drag him into issues in the oil sector of which he has limited time to attend to. A broom immersed in oil cannot sweep clean.”
The call is coming amid a contract scandal that has engulfed the petroleum ministry.

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