A former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has said the Minister of State for Petroleum and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, was right to say that the present fuel crisis will tarry till May.
In a statement posted on his Facebook account, Okupe said he knows Kachikwu by reputation, stating that he has noticed a high level of professionalism and candour in the oil sector since the minister assumed office.
He said: “The Minister of State for Petroleum is a Nigerian I know by reputation only. When he was appointed, I actually wondered why on earth will a man in his exalted international position and pedigree come into the murky arena of the Nigerian oil business. It can only be patriotism.