Tinubu Reappoints Mele Kyari As NNPCL CEO

President Bola Tinubu has announced the appointment of Malam Mele Kyari as the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), the new entity created by the Petroleum Industry Act, 2021.

The presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, disclosed this in a statement on Monday, adding that the appointment takes effect from Friday, December 1, 2023.

Ngelale also revealed the names of the management team and the non-executive board members of the corporation, with Chief Pius Akinyelure as the Board Chairman.

He said the president made the appointments in compliance with Section 59 (2) of the Petroleum Industry Act, 2021, which stipulates the composition and functions of the NNPCL board.

The statement listed the appointees as follows:

(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

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