Nigerians Ask Buhari To Resign As Petroleum Minister

Buhari's New Year broadcast

Majority of Nigerians who participated in an opinion have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign as Minister of Petroleum Resources.

The call follows the fuel scarcity that lingered across the country through the festive season and which is still on in some states.

In the poll conducted by PREMIUM TIMES, 66.9 per cent of the 6,739 participants want the president to exit his position as minister.

Two years ago, the president appointed himself as the Minister of Petroleum Resources but named Ibe Kachikwu as the Minister of State for Petroleum.

Mr. Buhari said he took the step to enable him sanitise Nigeria’s oil industry of corruption through massive fraud and crude oil theft. He pledged to rid the industry of corruption and shady deals.


A total of 6,739 participants took part in the online poll which lasted over a week. The poll was conducted in a way that made it impossible for a respondent to vote more than once from the same computer or mobile device.

The participants were asked a single question: “Should Buhari resign as petroleum minister?”

While 66.9 per cent of the respondents (4,508) said Mr. Buhari should resign as petroleum minister, 24.5 per cent (1,650 respondents), said he should not.

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