Malam Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has said President Muhammadu Buhari is the only Nigerian leader that does not interfere in its operations.
Naija News reports that Kyari disclosed this at a media interaction with the National Association of Energy Correspondents in Abuja, on Friday.
He said: “I can tell you that the privilege we have today in this company of having unfettered control without any distraction or interference to make decisions and be accountable and responsible for our decisions has never happened until this government.
“I can tell you this because I have been around for 29 years and have worked closely with the top management of the NNPC for about 15 years.
“This is the only president who has never asked NNPC to do something.
“I have the personal privilege to have access to Mr President, to his private audience and I can tell you that under no circumstances has he controlled what we want to do.
“He only wants to know and be sure that what we are doing is in the best interest of the country.”
Malam Mele Kyari revealed that migrating to the deregulation of the downstream oil sector was a huge challenge and difficult decision for the president as he understood the pain it would put ordinary Nigerian through.
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