Buhari Removes Ibe Kachikwu As NNPC Boss. Jide Salu Diary Broke The Story 2 weeks Ago.


The Exclusive headline below was posted  two weeks ago.



President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), as provided for under Section 1(2) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Act of 1997, as amended.

Mr. Buhari also removed Ibe Kachikwu as group managing director of the corporation, a statement by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina showed.

He however allowed him to remain as minister of state for petroleum and will serve as chairman of the NNPC board.

The new NNPC GMD is Maikanti Kacalla Baru, according to the presidency.

The new board is composed of the following:
A. Chairman-Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum;
B. Group Managing Director- Dr Maikanti Kacalla Baru;
C. The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Finance; and
D. The following six persons:
1. Mallam Abba Kyari
2. Dr Thomas M.A John
3. Dr Pius O. Akinyelure
4. Dr Tajuddeen Umar
5. Mallam Mohammed Lawal, and
6. Mallam Yusuf Lawal.
President Buhari urges the new board to ensure the successful delivery of the mandate of the NNPC, ” and serve the nation by upholding the public trust placed on them in managing this critical national asset.”


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Otunba Tola Adeniyi Jagun Oodua Adimula ll says:

    Congrats Jide for top-notch journalism and robust investigations.Kudos!!

    The pen is the tongue of the hand,the silent utterer of words for the eyes…Henry Beecher

    Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2016 17:31:13 +0000 To: adetolaadeniyi@hotmail.com

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jide Salu says:

      Otunba, thank you sir. Much appreciated.


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