Buhari Appoints Baru New NNPC GMD, Chief of Staff, Kyari, Board Member

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nnpc MDPresident Mohammadu Buhari has approved the appointment Dr Makanti Kacalla Baru as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Baru replaces Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, who is also appointed Chairman of the NNPC board.
Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari. was also named member of the reconstituted NNPC board.
A statement by Special Adviser to the President, Femi Adesina, said the constitution was done based on the provision of Section 1 (2) of the NNPC Act of 1997 as ammended.
The new board is composed of the following:
A. Chairman – Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum;
B. Group Managing Director- Dr Maikanti Kacalla Baru;
C. The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Finance; and
D. The following six persons:
1. Mallam Abba Kyari
2. Dr Thomas M.A John
3. Dr Pius O. Akinyelure
4. Dr Tajuddeen Umar
5. Mallam Mohammed Lawal, and
6. Mallam Yusuf Lawal.
President 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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