BREAKING: Buhari Sacks Baru, Appoints Kyari as New NNPC GMD

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, bringing to an end the tenure of Maikanti Baru, as the oil firm’s boss.

According to a statement by the NNPC spokesman, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, stated that President Buhari also appointed alongside Kyari, seven new chief operating officers.

Until his new appointment, Kyari, a geologist, was Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of NNPC and also doubled, since 13th May, 2018, as Nigeria’s National Representative to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC.

Buhari also directed that the new GMD and the newly appointed Chief Operating Officers work with the current occupiers of the various offices till July 7, 2019 towards a smooth transition on July 8, 2019, when their appointments would take effect.

However, 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 Ventures

* Mr. Umar Isa Ajiya (North West) – Chief Financial Officer

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

*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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