Buhari Reconstitutes NNPC Board

A file picture of President Muhammadu Buhari

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has authorised the reconstitution of the Board of the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC), the Presidency mentioned on Saturday. 

 

The reconstitution turned vital after the tenure of board members appointed in 2016 expired.

Members of the brand new Board embody Mohammed Lawal (North West), Tajudeen Umar (North East), Adamu Mahmood Attah (North Central), Senator Magnus Abe (South-South), Dr Stephen Dike (South East), and Chief Pius Akinyelure (South West).

The brand new board will probably be in place for 3 years.

Earlier on Saturday, the demise of NNPC’s speedy previous Normal Managing Director was introduced.

Present NNPC GMD, Mele Kyari, introduced Baru’s passing by way of Twitter.

“My brother, my buddy and my mentor, Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, speedy previous GMD of NNPC died late final night time,” Kyari mentioned. “He was of exemplary character and disposition. Might Allah forgive him and have mercy upon him.”

Baru was aged 60.

Based on a press release from NNPC, Baru “died after a short sickness in an Abuja hospital.”

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