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Dr. Thomas John Takes Over for Kachikwu on NNPC Governing Board

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr. Thomas John as its acting alternate chairman of the Governing Board of NNPC. John’s appointment brings Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Emmanuel Kachikwu’s tenure in the position to an end.

The new board chairman will hold the position until the appointment of a new minister by the President.

John, in the past, was the former Group Managing Director of NNPC prior to his appointment as a member of the NNPC Governing Board.

NNPC has recently seen a series of changes in various management positions, the most significant being the replacement of Maikanti Baru, NNPC Group Managing Director, with Alhaji Mele Kyari.