President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the appointment of Senator Margret Chuba Okadigbo as chairman of the Board and Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited.
A statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed the appointment on Wednesday, in Abuja, noting that it is in accordance with the power vested in President under Section 59(2) of the Petroleum Industry Act 2021.
Besides Senator Okadigbo as Chairman (South East), other members of the Board includes Mele Kolo Kyari, as Chief Executive Officer, and Umar I. Ajiya, as Chief Financial Officer.
Other Board Members are; Dr Tajudeen Umar (North East), Mrs Lami O. Ahmed (North Central), Mallam Mohammed Lawal (North West), Engr. Henry Obih (South East), Barrister Constance Harry Marshal (South South), and Chief Pius Akinyelure(South West).
The appointments take effect from the date of the incorporation of the NNPC Limited.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on September 19, 2021, approved the appointment of Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, as Chairman, Board and Management of the NNPC limited.
The Presidency is silent on the sudden change at the helm of the Board