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Tinubu appoints former boss at Mobil, Pius Akinyelure, as Chairman of NNPCL

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved a new Board and Management team for the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), consisting of nine members.

The new Board and Management team has Chief Pius Akinyelure, his former boss at Mobil Oil as non-Executive Chairman with Mallam Mele Kyari retaining his position as Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) with Umar Isa Ajiya coming back as Chief Financial Officer and Mr Ledum Mitee as Non-Executive Director.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu also appointed Permanent Secretaries for Federal Ministry of Finance and Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources.

The statement reads: “In compliance with Section 59 (2) of the Petroleum Industry Act, 2021, President Bola 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:

“Chief Pius Akinyelure — Non-Executive Board Chairman; Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari — Group Chief Executive Officer; Alhaji Umar Isa Ajiya — Chief Financial Officer;  Mr. Ledum Mitee — Non-Executive Director;  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.

“Furthermore, President Tinubu approved the appointment of two Permanent Secretaries: Mr. Okokon Ekanem Udo — Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance; and Amb. Gabriel Aduda — Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources.

“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.”

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