Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu,told Punch:


“The President has a lot of experience to bring to the oil industry. Besides the military, the oil industry is another area where he is knowledgeable.

Mr. President also has tremendous integrity which he is bringing to the sector which is the most rotten in the nation’s economy.

The criticisms are coming from deal makers and briefcase-carrying cooks because they know that Buhari is not a deal maker.

The deal makers are not ready to go down without shouting because they know that their days are over.”


On the claim that it is unconstitutional for a sitting President to hold another public office, Shehu said all the powers of the executive arm of government reside in the President.

They are just “briefcase-carrying crooks.” This is what the presidency has to say to all the haters criticizing president Buhari‘s decision to serve as the nation’s Minister of Petroleum Resources.

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