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Minister of Petroleum appoints Senator Ararume as new NNPC Ltd Board Chairman

Nigeria’s president and minister of petroleum resources, Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed Senator Ifeanyi Ararume as the new Board Chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited.

Meanwhile, Mele Kolo Kyari and Umar I. Ajiya were appointed as Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Officer, respectively.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Sunday.

The statement also noted that the minister of petroleum resources (Buhari) also ordered the incorporation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited.

According to the statement, “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.

“The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr 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.

“Other Board Members are; Dr Tajudeen Umar (North East), Mrs Lami O. Ahmed (North Central), Mallam 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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