Tinubu Names Akinyelure Chairman of the NNPC Board, Retains Kyari as GCEO

President Bola has named Pius Akinyelure as Non-Executive Board Chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), and Mele Kyari as Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO).

According to Tinubu’s spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, the duo is part of the NNPCL’s new board and management.

Their nomination takes effect on December 1, 2023, in accordance with Section 59 (2) of the Petroleum Industry Act, 2021.

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

(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

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.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale

Special Adviser to the President

(Media & Publicity)

November 27, 2023

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