Exclusive: Nigerian president to become oil minister in new cabinet

President Muhammadu Buhari addresses members of the National Working Committee during the meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party at the headquarters of the party in Abuja, Nigeria July 3, 2015.  REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
President Muhammadu Buhari addresses members of the National Working Committee during the meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party at the headquarters of the party in Abuja, Nigeria July 3, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

President Muhammadu Buhari will remain in charge of Nigeria’s oil portfolio in his new Cabinet, rather than trust anyone else with the source of most of Nigeria’s revenue, he told Reuters on Tuesday.

“I intend to remain the minister of petroleum resources,” Buhari said, adding that a minister of state would oversee the day-to-day issues of the petroleum sector.

(Reporting by Edith Honan, editing by Louis Charbonneau)

Via Reuters

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