Buhari Replaces Ararume With Okadigbo As NNPC Board Chair

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of the Board and Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company NNPC.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President announced the appointment of Senator Okadigbo, widow of his one-time presidential running-mate and former Senate President, the late Chuba Okadigbo.

He named Margret Chuba Okadigbo as the chairman.

The President had on September 19th 2021, appointed a board chaired by Ifeanyi Ararume at the point of the registration of the NNPC.

He later suspended the inauguration of the board on November 11th.

The President also named the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC, Mele Kyari, as Chief Executive Officer of the company and Umar Ajiya, as its Chief Financial Officer.

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