President Muhammadu Buhari Approves  Incorporation of NNPC, Appointed Board Members




Buhari Appoints NNPC Board Members, Approves Incorporation Of Agency –  Channels Television

Olusola  Bello


President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited be incorporated.

This was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, saying that the president acted in accordance with the Petroleum Industry Act 2021.


According to the Statement: “President Muhammadu Buhari, in his capacity as Minister of Petroleum Resources, has directed the incorporation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited.”


“This is in consonance with Section 53(1) of the Petroleum Industry Act 2021, which requires the Minister of Petroleum Resources to cause for the incorporation of the NNPC Limited within six months of commencement of the Act in consultation with the Minister of Finance on the nominal shares of the Company.” he stated.


It stated further that the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mele Kolo Kyari, has, therefore, been directed to take necessary steps to ensure that the incorporation of the NNPC Limited is consistent with the provisions of the PIA 2021.


“Also, by the power vested in him under Section 59(2) of the PIA 2021, President Buhari has approved the appointment of the Board and Management of the NNPC Limited, with effect from the date of incorporation of the Company.”


In the same vein, the President has approved the appointment of the Board and Management of NNPC Limited with Senator Ifeanyi Ararume as Chairman.


The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC),  Mele Kyari, was appointed Chief Executive Officer.


Chairman of the Board is Senator Ifeanyi Ararume, while Mele Kolo Kyari and Umar I. Ajiya are Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Officer, respectively.


Other Board Members are; Dr Tajudeen Umar (North East),  Lami O. Ahmed (North Central), Mohammed Lawal (North West), Senator Margaret Chuba Okadigbo (South East), Barrister Constance Harry Marshal (South South), and Chief Pius Akinyelure (South West).

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