BY ABUSATAR HAMED
ABUJA – President Bola Ahmed 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.
According to a release e-signed and made available to StarTrend Int’l Magazine and online by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), this decision was in compliance with Section 59 (2) of the Petroleum Industry Act, 2021.
Members of the board include Chief Pius Akinyelure (Non-Executive Board Chairman); Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari (Group Chief Executive Officer); Alhaji Umar Isa Ajiya (Chief Financial Officer) and Mr. Ledum Mitee (Non-Executive Director).
Others are Mr. Musa Tumsa (Non-Executive Director); Mr. Ghali Muhammad (Non-Executive Director); Prof. Mustapha Aliyu (Non-Executive Director); Mr. David Ogbodo (Non-Executive Director) and Ms. Eunice Thomas (Non-Executive Director).
President Tinubu also approved the appointment of two Permanent Secretaries
They are Mr. Okokon Ekanem Udo — Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance and Amb. Gabriel Aduda — Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources.
The release added that President Tinubu anticipates the fullest measure of compliance with the performance-driven and results-oriented mandate of his Renewed Hope administration in the implementation of energy policy that will monetize all available oil and gas resources of today while paving the way for the total exploitation of new and cleaner energy sources of tomorrow by this distinguished team.