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Buhari Sacks Ibe Kachikwu as GMD of NNPC

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu 
as the group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum 
Corporation and replaced him with Maikanti Baru. 

In a press statement issued today in Abuja, the president office 
stated that Kachikwu as the minister for State for Petroleum 
will now be the chairman of the Board of the NNPC.

See full statement below:


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.
The new board is composed of the following:

A. Chairman-Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Honourable 
Minister of State for Petroleum;
B. Group Managing Director- Dr Maikanti Kacalla Baru;
C. The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Finance; and 
D. The following six persons:
1. Mallam Abba Kyari
2. Dr Thomas M.A John
3. Dr Pius O. Akinyelure
4. Dr Tajuddeen Umar
5. Mallam Mohammed Lawal, and
6. Mallam 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."

Special Adviser
(Media and Publicity)
July 4, 2016

Source: Sahara reporters

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