The new Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing Director, Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari, and his management team will assume duty today at the NNPC towers in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on June 20, appointed Kyari alongside seven other new Chief Operating Officers (COOs).
Kyari, a geologist, was before now the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of NNPC and also doubled, since May 13, 2018, as Nigeria’s National Representative to the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, (OPEC).
Meanwhile ahead of today’s assumption of duty by the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kolo, Kyari, outgoing boss of the national oil firm, Dr. Maikanti Baru has charged his successor designate, Mr Mele Kolo Kyari, to surpass his achievements by taking the company to the next level.
Baru, gave the charge at the weekend while receiving a delegation from the Borno State Government led by the state governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum. Baru expressed optimism that Kyari, as a thoroughbred product of the NNPC system, would deploy his cognate experience, expertise and exposure to deliver greater achievements.
He said that the incoming GMD played critical roles in delivering the various projects that have reformed the Corporation within a short period, stressing that Kyari, being part of the processes and vision of the new NNPC, was in a vantage position to perform better.