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Buhari Replaces Ibe Kachikwu In NNPC

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The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Thomas John, as Acting Alternate Chairman of the NNPC Governing Board.

Naija News reports that John’s appointment was made known in a terse statement signed by the outgoing Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru on Tuesday, June 25.

This online news platform understands that John is to replace Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, the immediate past Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, who was the former Alternate Chairman of the Board.

Baru said the appointment of John, who before this appointment was a member of the Governing Board, takes effect immediately.

The outgoing Group Managing Director of the NNPC said: “He will hold the position of the Acting Alternate Chairman of the Governing Board until a new Minister of Petroleum Resources or Minister of State for Petroleum Resources is appointed to assume the Chairmanship or Alternate Chairmanship position, respectively in line with Sections 1(3) and 2(1) of the NNPC Act,” he added.


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Last Modified: 16 July, 2019 at 9:45 am