NNPC gets temporary alternate board chair, replacing outgoing Kachikwu
LAGOS, June 26 (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu
Buhari has appointed a temporary alternate chairman for state
oil company NNPC, the company said in a statement.
The appointment fills a gap left by the end of Emmanuel Ibe
Kachikwu's term as minister of state for petroleum. Since
Kachikwu's term ended, the petroleum industry veteran and
regular fixture at OPEC meetings is no longer on the NNPC board.
Buhari, who was himself the petroleum minister during his
first term in office, remains the chairman of the board.
Dr. Thomas M.A. John, a former group managing director of
NNPC, will hold the position until Buhari appoints either a
petroleum minister or minister of state for petroleum.
(Reporting By Libby George in Lagos. Additional reporting by
Camillus Eboh in Abuja; editing by David Evans)
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