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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of a new Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

The president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said on Monday that the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, is the chairman of the new board while Dr Maikanti Kacalla Baru is the new Group Managing Director of the corporation.

Other members of the board are the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Finance and six other persons.

They are Mallam Abba Kyari, Dr Thomas M.A John, Dr Pius O. Akinyelure, Dr Tajuddeen Umar, Mallam Mohammed Lawal and Mallam Yusuf Lawal.

Adesina quoted the president as urging the new board to ensure the successful delivery of the mandate of the NNPC.

He also enjoined its members to serve the nation “by upholding the public trust placed on them in managing this critical national asset’’.

Author: Cerebral Lemon