Buhari Expected to Keep Oil in State Hands With New Nigeria Cabinet

President Muhammadu Buhari will likely keep the nation's oil portfolio for himself in the new Nigerian cabinet.
Associates say the recent President-elect will entrust Nigeria's largest source of income from corruption that has seeped deeply into the country's oil sector.
A former general who ruled Nigeria 30 years ago, Buhari has extensive knowledge of the oil sector, having been head of the Petroleum Trust Fund under military ruler Sani Abacha in the 1990s and oil minister in the 1970s under Olusegun Obasanjo.
He was voted in by Nigerians on an anti-corruption platform after years in which graft appeared to worsen under the leadership of his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan.



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