Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari recently appointed Mele Kolo Kyari as the new group managing director of the country’s oil firm, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
According to a statement released by NNPC spokesperson, Ndu Ughamadu, the President also appointed alongside Kyari, seven new Chief Operating Officers to the corporation. He added in the release that the former NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, had congratulated the new appointees.
Kyari comes to the job as the 19th GMD of the NNPC with a rich profile of professional and service credentials.
Until his new appointment, Kyari, a geologist, was Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of NNPC and also doubled, since May 2018, as Nigeria’s National Representative to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC.
Kyari from Borno State, succeeds the incumbent GMD, Maikanti Baru, who is due for retirement from the NNPC in July.
Mr. Roland Onoriode Ewubare (south-south) as the chief operating officer, upstream, Engr. Mustapha Yinusa Yakubu (north-central) as chief operating officer refining and petrochemicals and Engr. Yusuf Usman (north -east) as chief operating officer, gas and power.
Others appointed are Ms. Lawrencia Nwadiabuwa Ndupu (south-east) as chief operating officer Vvntures, Mr. Umar Isa Ajiya (north-west) as chief financial officer, Engr. Adeyemi Adetunji (south-west) as chief operating officer, downstream and Mr. Farouk Garba Said (north-west) – chief operating officer, corporate services.