Tinubu Confirms Kyari’s Appointment, Position As GCEO, NNPC Ltd

President Bola Tinubu.

…Appoints Board Chairman, Others

President Bola Tinubu has confirmed the appointment and position of Mallam Mele Kyari as the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited.

Tinubu’s confirmation has brought to rest the seeming speculation about his planned removal from the national oil company.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale also disclosed that the President appointed Chief Pius Akinyelure as Non-Executive Board Chairman of the company.

This, Ngelale said, was in compliance with Section 59 (2) of the Petroleum Industry Act, 2021.

He gave the list of the new Board and Management team members to include:

(1) Chief Pius Akinyelure — Non-Executive Board Chairman

(2) Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari — Group Chief Executive Officer

(3) Alhaji Umar Isa Ajiya — Chief Financial Officer

(4) Mr. Ledum Mitee — Non-Executive Director

(5) Mr. Musa Tumsa — Non-Executive Director

(6) Mr. Ghali Muhammad — Non-Executive Director

(7) Prof. Mustapha Aliyu — Non-Executive Director

(8) Mr. David Ogbodo — Non-Executive Director

(9) Ms. Eunice Thomas — Non-Executive Director Furthermore, President Tinubu approved the appointment of two Permanent Secretaries:

(10) Mr. Okokon Ekanem Udo — Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance

(11) Amb. Gabriel Aduda — Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources.

Ngelale said, the President anticipates the fullest measure of compliance with the performance-driven and results-oriented mandate of his Renewed Hope administration in the implementation of an energy policy that would monetize all available oil and gas resources of today while paving the way for the total exploitation of new and cleaner energy sources of tomorrow by this distinguished team.

He said, the appointments take effect from December 1, 2023:

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