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Kyari survives Tinubu’s hammer, reappointed NNPCL CEO

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President Bola Tinubu has appointed Malam Mele Kyari as the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL).

Kyari’s reappointment was announced in a statement issued by Presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, on Monday.

According to Ngelale, the appointment takes effect from Friday, December 1, 2023.

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He said the president also appointed the management team of the corporation, with Chief Pius Akinyelure as Non-Executive Board Chairman.

“In compliance with Section 59 (2) of the Petroleum Industry Act, 2021, President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of a new board and management team for the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) with effect from December 1, 2023:

(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 and

(9) Ms. Eunice Thomas — Non-Executive Director”, the statement added.

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