Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, yesterday disclosed that President Buhari has not allocated any oil bloc since assuming office. Kachikwu said this while speaking at the Federal government town hall meeting held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
“Since we came into office, the government has not allocated any oil bloc. The president has said that he will need to correct the mess created by the past administrations before we begin to think of giving out such advantages.
The president has emphasized to us, the ministers that there should be no unjustifiable favour and any action we take we must be able to defend it. When the time for the oil bloc allocation comes, it will follow very clear due process,’’ he said.
Kachikwu added that he was one of those who believed that the South-South people should be allocated some oil blocs because it would be part of “giving back to the chicken that laid the eggs.’’