The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has reacted to recent letter written by the Minister of State for Petroleum Dr. Ibe Kachikwu to President Muhammadu Buhari.
It says the law and rules of NNPC do not require discussion with the minister of state but the president before awarding contracts.
The corporation also said that contrary to the assertion of Dr. Kachikwu that he was never involved in the 2017/2018 contracting process for the crude oil term contracts, he was in fact expressly consulted by the GDM and his recommendations taken into account in following through the laid down procedures.