The Presidency yesterday denied reports of a rift between Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke over unpaid subsidy funds.
President Goodluck Jonathan's spokesman Reuben Abati said there is no quarrel between the ministers.
"I am not aware of any disagreement between the two ministers. I read those stories too but those stories are usually speculative. The cabinet over which Mr. President presides over works as a team and at all times, what he emphasises is team spirit. I am not aware of any open disagreement between the two ministers," Abati said.
The two ministers were reported to have disagreed over non-payment of subsidy to fuel importers which the petroleum ministry said is the cause of petrol shortage.