Tinubu appoints new board, management for NNPC

By Nudoiba Ojen

President Bola Tinubu has appointed a new Board and Management team for the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) with effect from December 1, 2023.

The Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Chief Ajuri Ngelale, said on Monday that the appointment was “in compliance with Section 59 (2) of the Petroleum Industry Act, 2021”.

The appointees are:

(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

Ngelale said that the President also appointed two new permanent secretaries. They are:

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

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

The residential adviser said, “President Tinubu anticipates the fullest measure of compliance with the performance-driven and results-oriented mandate of his Renewed Hope administration in the implementation of energy policy that will 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”.

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