Just In: President Buhari Approves New Board of Directors for NNPC

An official announcement from the presidency has revealed Buhari has approved a new board of directors for the state-owned oil company in Nigeria.

President Muhammadu Buhari
The official report was disclosed at exactly 5:35 pm today, 4th of July, 2016 via the official page of one of the president’s media aides, Femi Adesina.
Read the full details below:
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.
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
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. Mallam Mohammed Lawal, and
6. Mallam 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.”

Special Adviser
(Media and Publicity)
July 4, 2016

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