President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Maikanti Kacalla Baru as the new group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, confirmed this in a statement.

Baru replaces Ibe Kachikwu, who was appointed in August, and retained the position two months later when he was appointed minister of state for petroleum.

The statement said the board of the corporation, which was dissolved last year, had been reconstituted.

Below is the composition of the new board:

Ibe Kachikwu, chairman; Maikanti Kacalla Baru, group managing director; permanent secretary of the ministry of finance.

Abba Kyari, Thomas John, Pius Akinyelure, Tajuddeen Umar, Mohammed Lawal, and Yusuf Lawal are members

Buhari urged 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”.


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