NNPC’s CEO Kyari Survives Restructuring, As Tinubu Hires New Chairman And Ledum Mitee As Director

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has restructured the leadership of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), replacing Margaret Okadigbo with Chief Pius Akinyelure as the Non-Executive Board Chairman.

Also on board is the oil-producing Ogoni activist, Ledum Mittee, as a Non-Executive Director.

Mele Kolo Kyari, however, survived as the organisation’s Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), a position he has held since being appointed by former President Muhammadu Buhari in 2018.

According to a State House Press Release on Monday by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the appointments complied with Section 59 (2) of the Petroleum Industry Act, 2021.

The statement, titled, “PRESIDENT TINUBU APPOINTS NNPC BOARD AND MANAGEMENT TEAM,” said:

“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:

(1) Chief Pius Akinyelure — Non-Executive Board Chairman

(2) Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari — Group Chief Executive Officer

(3) Alhaji Umar Isa Ajiya — Chief Financial Officer

(4) Mr. Ledum Mitee — Non-Executive Director

(5) Mr. Musa Tumsa — Non-Executive Director

(6) Mr. Ghali Muhammad — Non-Executive Director

(7) Prof. Mustapha Aliyu — Non-Executive Director

(cool Mr. David Ogbodo — Non-Executive Director

(9) Ms. Eunice Thomas — Non-Executive Director

“Furthermore, President Tinubu approved the appointment of two Permanent Secretaries:

(10) Mr. Okokon Ekanem Udo — Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance

(11) 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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