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Breaking: Buhari Sacks NNPC GMD***Appoint Mele Kolo Kyari




Dr. Maikanti Baru has been sacked as the Group Managing Director of Nigerian  National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

A statement cited by on Thursday, June 20 and credited to the NNPC spokesman, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu confirmed the sack and appointment of Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of NNPC.

According to the statement, President Buhari also appointed alongside Kyari, seven new chief operating officers.

Prior to his appointment, Kyari, a geologist, was Group General Manager, crude oil marketing division of NNPC and also doubled, since May, 2018, as Nigeria’s national representative to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC.

According to the statement, President Buhari has directed that the new GMD and the newly appointed chief operating officers work with the current occupiers of the various offices till Sunday, July 7 towards a smooth transition on Monday, July 8 when their appointments would take effect to ensure a smooth transition.

The appointment of Mr. Farouk Garba Said (north-west), who is replacing a retiring chief operating officer, is effective from Friday, June, 28. The newly appointed chief operating officers are:

Mr. Roland Onoriode Ewubare (south-south) – chief operating officer, upstream,  Engr. Mustapha Yinusa Yakubu (north-central) – chief operating officer refining and petrochemicals, Engr. Yusuf Usman (north -east) – chief operating officer, gas and power, Ms. Lawrencia Nwadiabuwa Ndupu (south-east), chief operating officer Vvntures,  Mr. Umar Isa Ajiya (north-west) – chief financial officer, Engr. Adeyemi Adetunji (south-west) – chief operating officer, downstream,  Mr. Farouk Garba Said (north-west) – chief operating officer, corporate services.

Kyari would be the 19th Group Managing Director of the NNPC.

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