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Why Diezani’s Ally, Jeddy Agba, May Become Minister Of Petroleum     

Diezani’s associate, Jeddy Agba, makes Buhari’s ministerial list.     

Funsho Akinwale

There are strong indications that Jeddy Agba, having made the ministerial list of President Muhammadu Buhari, may likely be given the portfolio of petroleum minister.

Agba, the former Group Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, was a close associate of the embattled former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison Madueke.

In the glorious days of Madueke, Agba was seen as the Lord of Manor, who was in charge of the real cash.

Jeddy, being the head of Crude Oil Marketing Division, supervised the multi-billion dollar oil-for-fuel swap deals where Diezani made her megabucks.

The Cross River State born Agba was a member and financier of PDP before he decamped to the ruling party in 2015 with fear that he might be investigated to explain his role in Diezani’s loot.

Having found favour in the president, talks are ongoing that he may be considered for the role of a Minister of Petroleum.