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New Oil Minister for Nigeria

Monday, August 26, 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in his new cabinet, which includes a shake up in the petroleum sector. Buhari has named a new minister of state for petroleum, Timipre Silva.

Silva will take over for Emmanuel Kachikwu, the former ExxonMobil exec.

Silva is a former governor of Bayelsa state in the southern Niger Delta oil production region and has a great understanding of the industry’s inner workings and needs of the communities.