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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Ibe Kachikwu vows to resign if Nigeria continues to import fuel come 2019

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, has vowed to resign if Nigeria continues to import fuel by 2019. He made this statement on Monday, during an interview on BBC World Service programme, HardTalk, hosted by Stephen Sackur.

Mr. Kachikwu promised to see to it that the refineries were completed to ensure that there is a future for oil in Nigeria.

He also stated during the interview that the government plans to diversify into agriculture, tourism, and other sources of revenue to solve the problem of over-dependence on oil. Mr. Kachikwu declared that 2019 has been set as the target for Nigeria to become self-sufficient in refining petroleum and put an end to its import.

He said: “2019 is the target time… I target 2019. If I don’t achieve it, I will walk…I put the date and I will achieve it."

Note that the present administration's tenure will end in May 2019, and except they are re-elected, it is unclear how Kachikwu's deadline of 2019 is going to matter. Kachikwu went on to state that he has delivered on all his promises so far.

“I have delivered on all that I have promised when I came into office. First, I took Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and made it a profit- making organization. This is the first time such is happening. I reshaped the organization. I removed cash call deficits of over $ 6 billion and renegotiated it. I will deliver on the refineries and I’m committed to it. I will deliver a future for oil that makes sense for Nigeria. I can ’t pretend that we’re going to solve in one day all the problems that happened in Nigeria in the past."

Kachikwu also answered a question regarding the state of President Muhammadu Buhari's health and stated that he did not know all the details.

“He is in London; he’s undergoing hospital treatment. I don’t know the details of that. I obviously wouldn’t know. But…he’s back in London, he ’s continued some levels of meetings.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

very laughable. Who told him that he will still be minister by 2019. That's the usual naija boast. Abeg, other news

APPLE said...

Nigerians will sack APC by 2019.

Anonymous said...

B4 no u go resign cos ur oga will not win the election... Aninimaous

Vivian Reginalds said...

MUMU
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Cynthia Obi said...

Thief because u know by then u will pack enough money u want,thieves Nigeria politics

daniel ubong said...

Hahhahahhahahahhahah,what a joke government!ur tenure end come 2019 May and u are talking resigning by the same 2019.even primary school children would be laughing at u.keep fooling urself.

GALORE said...

This is so laughable. ..@Oga, Abeg go siddon.... You know @APC "chain" can't enter for president again


You be sharp guy






@Galore

Obodo Oyibo said...

Political talk. Rubbish

Yetunde Prisca said...

He plans to resign in 2019? Why not now? Oh when their tenure ends. Lolz 😁
Who is deceiving who here?

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ike ada said...

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Anonymous said...

Campaigning for a man that will still fire him should he gets reelected. Nonsense government, nonsense leaders

ERIC NESTY IS LIB'S FINEST said...

Okay..

Sunde said...

Unattainable threat. Pls sir, review the year to 2018, atleast.

benjamin eyoh said...

Mr Kachukwu, we are not stupid..... u r leaving office come 2019 whether we import or export fuel.

Anonymous said...

May God be with you sir and enable you to deliver on your promise. You are one of the extremely few forthright leaders this country still has. The enemies of this country will not derail your plans. Amen.

Sandra said...

Hahhahahhahahahhahah,what a joke government!ur tenure end come 2019 May and u are talking resigning by the same 2019.

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even primary school children would be laughing at u.keep fooling urself.

dee boi said...

The best time to resign is now... dee

Anonymous said...

pleaseeeee these people should stop playing with our heads. Mr.minister why not say your target is before the year ends or 2018. why 2019 when you know you and your people will be handing over. these thing is too much. Haba.

Anonymous said...

I thought u promised us that the refineries well start working after your first year in office. dooooo..... u try well..well....

Anonymous said...

This govt is taking us 4 a ride. Who even tel him that he will be there till 2019?

Lisapato Uk said...

Mimi raise to power 2. Resign now nah. Stale gist.

victor okonkwo said...

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