Tinubu names Akinyelure NNPC chair, reappoints Kyari CEO

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NNPCLPresident Bola Tinubu, on Monday, appointed Pius Akinyelure as the new Board Chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited with effect from December 1, 2023.

This was as he reappointed the incumbent Group Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mele Kyari, for another term.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, revealed this in a statement he signed Monday titled: ‘President Tinubu appoints NNPC board and management team.’

The board members include Umar Ajiya as Chief Financial Officer; Ledum Mitee, Musa Tumsa and Ghali Muhammad as non-executive directors.

Others non-executive directors are Prof. Mustapha Aliyu, David Ogbodo and Ms. Eunice Thomas.

Furthermore, President Tinubu approved the appointment of two Permanent Secretaries.

They are Mr. Okokon Udo, who is Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, and Gabriel Aduda, who is now Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources

President Tinubu said he “anticipates the fullest measure of compliance with the performance-driven and results-oriented mandate of his Renewed Hope Agenda.”

He tasked all appointees to implement energy policies that would monetise all of Nigeria’s available oil and gas resources while paving the way for new and cleaner energy sources going forward.


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