Buhari appoints Baru as new GMD of NNPC


Muhammadu_Buhari_in_Saadabad_PalacePresident Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the appointment of of Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
The appointment was contained in a statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.
With the latest appointment, Baru replaced Dr. Ibe Kachikwu who has been doubling as the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources and GMD, NNPC.
Buhari also approved the composition of the Board of the NNPC as provided for under Section 1(2) of the corporation Act of 1997, as amended.
The new board has Kachikwu as its chairman, while the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, is also a member.
Apart from Kachikwu, Baru and Kyari, other members of the board are the Permanent Secretary of the  Ministry of Finance; Dr. Thomas M.A John; Dr. Pius O. Akinyelure; Dr. Tajuddeen Umar; Mallam Mohammed Lawal, and Mallam Yusuf Lawal.
According to the statement,  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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Anthony Dugbo

Buhari obviously doesn’t know how to play politics. His appointments are too lopsided?!

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Possible Wilson

Mr Anthony don’t draw conclusions yet, let’s just observe hot this is gonna help people who are suffering out there…