New NNPC GMD Assumes Office As Baru Bows Out


The New Group Managing Director the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari will today assume office following the retirement of the former GMD, Maikanti Baru.


Dailytrust reports that Mr. Kyari, who was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari last month, would take over the reins of the office from Dr. Baru who retired statutorily yesterday July 7, 2019.


The report quoted the Spokesman for the Corporation, Ndu Ughamadu as saying that a ceremonial hand over would take place today Monday.


“Statutorily Dr. Baru retired today (Sunday). Today is a Sunday so we had to move the ceremonial hand over to Monday”


Until his new appointment, Kyari, a geologist, was Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of NNPC and also doubled, since 13th May 2018, as Nigeria’s National Representative to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC. He has more than 27 years of experience in the various value chains of the Petroleum Industry.