Kachikwu Debunks Alleged Interest in Transfer of OML 11 to Chevron Nigeria Limited
IBE Kachikwu, the minister of state, Petroleum Resources said his attention had been drawn to a letter dated April 10, 2018 written to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Ken Saro Wiwa Associates, KSWA, alleging his entrenched interest in relation to OML 11.
He said a copy of the same letter was published as an open letter in the April 14, 2018 edition of ThisDay Newspaper. A statement issued by Idang Alibi, Director, Press and Public Relation, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, said that having the publication, the minister stated categorically that: “Chevron Nigeria Limited has controverted the allegation in its entirety in the April 20, 2018 edition of The Guardian Newspaper and reiterated that it does not have any equity in OML 11.
“The Honourable Minister of State has not held any conversation with Chevron Nigeria Limited to discuss OML 11 nor made any recommendation to Chevron in respect of OML 11, nor indicated an interest in any company that might be collaborating with Chevron or any party to develop OML 11.
“The Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources is resolutely committed and focused on delivering on the key aspirations of the #7BigWins of which Business Environment, Investment Drive, Niger Delta and Security remains key themes.”