It is a fact that Nigerian appointees hardly resign their appointments.
Over the years, only a handful of them have been heard taking a bow during controversial times.
In fact, those who have done so are known to have only moved on because of the existence of a better offer.
This has formed the rallying point for critics of Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources.
Since the leak of Kachikwu’s supposedly secret letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, there have been reactions and counter reactions regarding the allegations against the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru.
However, above all of the reaction is the question of why Ibe Kachikwu behaved like a ‘cry baby’ and ran to his senior minister, the President.
Critics believed that he would have been more glorified had he simply resigned his appointment based on the fact that his efforts were being frustrated. The option of Ibe Kachikwu’s critics however seems odd, at least to the average Nigerian politician.