Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, says President Muhammadu Buhari has not allocated oil blocs to any individual since he came into office.
The minister made the clarification on Monday in Uyo at the South-South region Town Hall Meeting organised by the Ministry of Information and Culture.
“Since we came into office, the government has not allocated any oil bloc.The president has said that he will need to correct the mess created by the past administrations before we begin to think of giving out such advantages,” Kachikwu said.
“The president has emphasised to us, the ministers that there should be no unjustifiable favour and any action we take we must be able to defend it.
“When the time for the oil bloc allocation comes, it will follow very clear due process,” he said.
Kachikwu also stressed that he was one of those who believed that the South-South people should benefit from oil blocs because it would be part of “giving back to the chicken that laid the eggs.”