President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to replace Dr Maikanti Baru as the 19th GMD.

This was made known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja by the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr Ndu Ughamadu.

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According to him, President Buhari also appointed alongside Kyari whose appointment takes effect from 8 July, seven new Chief Operating Officers, Daily Post reports.

The president directed that the New GMD and the newly appointed Chief Operating Officers work with the current occupiers of the various offices till 7th July, 2019 for smooth transition on 8th July 2019 when their appointments would take effect.

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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 VenturesMr. Umar Isa Ajiya (North West) Chief Financial Officer.

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Engr. Adeyemi Adetunji (South West) Chief Operating Officer, Downstream.

Mr. Farouk Garba Said (North West) Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services.

Until his new appointment, Kyari, a geologist, was Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of NNPC and Nigeria’s National Representative to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC.


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