Monday, 4 July 2016
Buhari Removes Kachikwu as NNPC GMD, Appoints New Board
President Muhammadu Buhari has 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.
He however allowed him to remain as minister of state for petroleum and will serve as chairman of the new NNPC board.
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; and the following six persons:
1. Mallam Abba Kyari
2. Dr Thomas M.A John
3. Dr Pius O. Akinyelure
4. Dr Tajuddeen Umar
5. Mallam Mohammed Lawal, and
6. Mallam Yusuf Lawal.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina said Buhari urged 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.