The immediate past Group Managing Director, GMD, of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, on Tuesday, visited the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to bid President Muhammadu Buhari, goodbye.
His visit, according to him, was also to hand over the new team led by Malam Malee Kyari to the President.
Baru made this known when speaking with State House correspondents, shortly after his visit to the president.
His words: “The purpose of coming to see Mr President is to carry out a symbolic handover of the new team led by Malam Malee Kyari to Mr President.
“No matter what we did in terms of transition, they have their own programmes and vision of what they want to do.
“We are now the airbus pilots that are relaxing and cruising at an altitude and you cannot give them a vision of the jet fighter pilot that the NNPC requires.
“They will engage the president at the appropriate time and get his blessing. I spent 1,099 days on the saddle of the corporation and can’t wait to present young vibrant team.’’
He also spoke about what he expected from the new team.
He said they should improve on the achievement of his leadership.
“We expect where we have stabilised the supply of fuel to the economy, they will make sure they start exporting products to neighbouring countries. I am so convinced that this team will deliver,’’ he said.
Kyari also spoke with State House correspondents.
He promised to join in the fight against corruption by giving the needed support to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.