President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Appoints NNPC Board, Two Permanent Secretaries

Section 59(2) of the petroleum industry act 2021 signed by the former President of Nigeria Muhammad Buhari, mandated guidelines on appointing people to serve into NNPC which is now regarded as a private company.

Following the news revealed by Ambassador Gabriel Aduda who was also appointed as a permanent secretary Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, it was discovered that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed nine people to the board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL).

The board appointment constitutes Chairman, Group Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and non-executive Directors.

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The NNPCL Board lists are :

Chief Pius Akinyelure – Non Executive Board Chairman

Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari – Group Chief Executive Officer

Alhaji Umar Isa Ajiya – Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Ledum Mitee – Non-Executive Director

Mr. Musa Tumsa – Non-Executive Director

Mr. Ghali Muhammad – Non-Executive Director

Prof. Mustapha Aliyu – Non- Executive Director

Mr. David Ogbodo – Non-Executive Director

Ms. Eunice Thomas – Non – Executive Director

In a further statement signed by Special Adviser to President Tinubu on Media and Publicity, he stated that Ambassador Gabriel Aduda was appointed as Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources while Mr. Okokon Ekanem Udo was appointed as Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Finance.

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