Falana Speaks on Implications of Tinubu Being Petroleum Minister, President

Falana Speaks on Implications of Tinubu Being Petroleum Minister, President

  • Femi Falana, SAN has frowned at President Tinubu occupying two positions in the country
  • The lawyer maintained that if Tinubu continues to occupy the office, Nigerians would be unable to hold the NNPC accountable
  • This comes after Sansui called on Tinubu and urged him to stop the move that would perfect his position as president and petroleum minister

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Human Rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to stop parading himself as the minister of Petroleum Resources just like his predecessor, ex-President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Falana is not in support of Tinubu being the president and the petroleum minister. Photo credit: Femi Falana, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Just like Sanusi, Falana tackles Tinubu for parading himself as petroleum minister

This, Falana, disclosed that it is necessary because the president was not screened by the National Assembly before assuming the role.

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As reported by Daily Trust, the legal luminary made this disclosure in Abuja at a public presentation of a book co-authored by Professors Farooq Kperogi, Moses Ochonu, and Dr. Osmund Agbo.

While cautioning Tinubu against imitating former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Buhari who were ministers of petroleum during their tenures, Falana argued that the president’s role as a minister of petroleum contravened section 147 of the Constitution, The Nigerian Tribune report added.

Falana claimed that Tinubu's arrangement makes it difficult for the country to hold the NNPC Limited accountable.

“My advice is that the President should not parade himself as the minister of petroleum resources like President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Muhammadu Buhari,” he said.

This comes after the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, spoke against Tinubu’s role as a minister of petroleum resources.

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NNPC GCEO, Kyari speaks on Tinubu’s govt crude oil production, price target for 2024

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd. (NNPC Ltd.) has assured that the projections for crude oil production and the price benchmark in the 2024 Budget are realistic and achievable.

Mele Kyari, the company's Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), provided this assurance during an interactive session with the Senate Committee on Finance.

Speaking on the market dynamics about the projected budget benchmark price of $77.96 per barrel.

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In another development, Legit.ng reported that Dangote Oil Refinery has finally commenced fuel production in Nigeria.

Bashir Ahmad, an aide to the former president, Muhammadu Buhari, made this disclosure in a post shared on his X page (formerly Twitter) on Friday, December 8. He congratulated Alhaji Aliko Dangote for the successful takeoff of the refinery.

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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