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EXCLUSIVE: Oil Minister Plots With Gbajabiamila, Others To Regain Four Oil Blocks Revoked By Buhari




In a determined transfer, the Minister of State for Petroleum Assets, Timipre Sylva, has consulted with the Speaker of the Home of the Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila to excellent his plot to make sure that 4 Oil Mining Leases, previously operated by the Addax Petroleum Nigeria Restricted, are diverted to his proxy corporations.



SaharaReporters learnt that regardless of that the 4 OMLs had been revoked by President Muhammadu Buhari and returned to Addax, Sylva is plotting to have the Home of Representatives led by Gbajabiamila and Sarkin Addah, the Chairman, Home Committee on Petroleum upstream, to do the most recent hatchet job.

SaharaReporters gathered that the most recent plot is to attempt to pressurise Buhari to reverse his choice on the 4 OMLs the President had returned to Addax and the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company.


On Thursday, the Home of Representatives summoned Buhari, asking him to come back and clarify why the 4 OMLs had been returned to NNPC and Addax.


A high supply revealed to SaharaReporters that the Home of Representatives had been compromised by Sylva and his cronies.


He stated, “The identical approach that Emeka Offor (Sylva’s crony) used the Home of Representatives Adhoc Committee headed by Hon (Abdulrazak) Namdas (through the tenure of Hon Dogara Yakubu) to clear allegations of fraud levelled in opposition to him, Kaztec and his corporations by the Buhari-led authorities.


“This occurred between late 2016 and early 2017 (when President Buhari was sick and in London. The then Home of Representatives by a phantom adhoc committee headed by Hon Namdas in a well-orchestrated plot by Emeka Offor and Hon Dogara because the Speaker absolved Emeka and his corporations of any complicity and ill-doings. Then, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was the one appearing for President Buhari. He was cajoled and deceived to signal the report and determination of the Home of Representatives that set Emeka Offor free.


“All these had been achieved when Mr President was on sick mattress in London from 2016 to early 2017. Now, they’ve procured Femi Gbajabiamila and Hon Sarkin Addah from Sokoto, who’s the Chairman, Home Committee on Petroleum upstream to do the most recent hatchet job of attempting to persuade the President to reverse his choice over the 4 oil blocks.”


SaharaReporters had on April 26 reported that the minister, Sylva, additionally arrange a kangaroo committee of the NNPC headed by Senator Magnus Abe to look into the 4 leases – OMLs 123, 124, 126 and 137 – which had been all operated by Addax Petroleum Improvement Nigeria Restricted however which had been being plotted to be given to Kaztec Engineering Restricted/Salvic Petroleum Assets Restricted.


Kaztec is owned by Emeka Offor – a powerful ally and crony of Sylva and Daura additionally.


SaharaReporters had reported that the minister of state would obtain the Magnus Abe report and thereafter advocate to the Federal Authorities to implement the suggestions which might favour Emeka Offor and his agency, and sidestep Addax, the unique handlers of the OMLs.


“On Could 30, the Federal Authorities reconstituted the NNPC Board. Emeka Offor nominated Senator Magnus Abe to signify South-South and in addition he nominated his cousin, Dr Stephen Dike, to signify South-East. He facilitated the appointment by Mamman Daura and in addition by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva. He has sufficiently gagged and caged the NNPC and Ministry of Petroleum.


“Now that Sylva has arrange and acquired the kangaroo report of Sen Magnus Abe’s committee, the following plan is that the Ministry of Petroleum through Sylva and his accomplices will now advocate to the Federal Authorities to implement. Then, Emeka Offor, through his firm, Kaztec, will now go to courtroom to power the Federal Authorities to implement,” a high supply had defined.


On April 6, SaharaReporters solely reported that the leases – OMLs 123, 124, 126 and 137 – all operated by Addax Petroleum Improvement Nigeria Restricted – had been taken away and awarded to Kaztec Engineering Restricted/Salvic Petroleum Assets Restricted.


The choice to hurriedly promote the OMLs had been conveyed in a letter signed by the Director of the Division of Petroleum Assets, the trade’s regulatory company.


Nevertheless, on April 23, President Muhammadu Buhari accredited the restoration of the leases on 4 OMLs to the NNPC and its associate – Addax.

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