Buhari appoints Baru new NNPC GMD

Maikanti Kacalla Baru
Maikanti Kacalla Baru

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), as provided for under Section 1(2) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Act of 1997, as amended.

WIth the new composition, Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum is the chairman while Dr Maikanti Kacalla Baru is the new Group Managing Director (GMD) NNPC.

Other members of the NNPC board are the permanent secretary of the ministry of finance; the Chief of Staff to the president Abba Kyari; Thomas M.A John; Pius O. Akinyelure;  Tajuddeen Umar; Mohammed Lawal, and Yusuf Lawal.

President Buhari urges the new board to ensure the successful delivery of the mandate of the NNPC, ” and serve the nation by upholding the public trust placed on them in managing this critical national asset.”