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Buhari replaces Kachikwu, appoints new NNPC GMD

04 July 2016, 20:53Tony Smart

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has removed Ibe Kachikwu as group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Buhari also approved the composition of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), as provided for under Section 1(2) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Act of 1997, as amended.

This was contained in a statement by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina.

He however allowed him to remain as minister of state for petroleum and will serve as chairman of the new NNPC board.

The new NNPC GMD is Maikanti Kacalla Baru, according to the presidency.

The new board is composed of the following:

A. Chairman-Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum;

B. Group Managing Director- Dr Maikanti Kacalla Baru;

C. The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Finance; Mahmoud Isa Dutse, and

D. The following six persons:

1. Mallam Abba Kyari

2. Dr Thomas M.A John

3. Dr Pius O. Akinyelure

4. Dr Tajuddeen Umar

5. Mohammed Lawal

6. Yusuf Lawal

President Buhari urges the new board to ensure the successful delivery of the mandate of the NNPC, ” and serve the nation by upholding the public trust placed on them in managing this critical national asset.”

- News 24


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