President Buhari Appoints Mele Kyari As New NNPC GMD

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Mohammadu Buhari has appointed Mele Kyari as the new NNPC GMD alongside seven Chief Operating Officers. The news was disclosed in a statement signed on Thursday by the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Ndu Ughamadu, a part of which reads;

“President Buhari has directed that the New GMD and the newly appointed COOs work with the current occupiers of the various offices till 7th July 2019 towards a smooth transition on 8th July 2019 when their appointments would take effect to ensure a smooth transition.

“However, the appointment of Mr Farouk Garba Said (North West), who is replacing a retiring Chief Operating Officer, is effective from 28th June 2019,”. According to the statement, the newly appointed officers are to work with current officeholders till July 7, 2019, for a smooth transition to take place.

The newly elected officers include;

Roland Onoriode Ewubare (S/South) – COO Upstream

Mustapha Yinusa Yakubu (N/ Central) – COO Refining & Petrochemicals

Yusuf Usman (N/East) – COO, Gas & Power

Lawrencia Nwadiabuwa Ndupu (S/East), COO Ventures

Umar Isa Ajiya (N/West) – Chief Financial Officer

Adeyemi Adetunji (S/West) – COO, Downstream and

Farouk Garba Said (N/West) – COO, Corporate Services.

Mele Kyari would be taking over from Maikanti Baru, the immediate ex-NNPC GMD

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