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