By Emmanuel Adeleke
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Senator Margret Okadigbo, wife of late former Senate President, Dr Chuba Okadigbo, as the new Chairman of the board and management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement, on Wednesday.
Okadigbo replaced Senator Ifeanyi Ararume, who was appointed four months ago.
According to Adesina, “the Board’s Chairman is Margret Okadigbo (South East); Chief Executive Officer, Mele Kyari; and Chief Financial Officer, Umar Ajiya.
“Other Board Members are Dr Tajudeen Umar (North East); Lami Ahmed (North Central); Mohammed Lawal (North West); Henry Obih (South East); Constance Marshal (South South); and Chief Pius Akinyelure (South West).”
Also appointed are Executive Commissioners of the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission.
They include Executive Commissioner, Development and Production, Dr Nuhu Habib (Kano); Executive Commissioner, Economic Regulations and Strategic Planning, Dr Kelechi Ofoegbu (Imo); Executive Commissioner, Health, Safety, Environment and Community, Captain Tonlagha John (Delta); and Executive Commissioner, Corporate Services and Administration, Jide Adeola (Kogi).
The Board Chairman; CEO; Executive Commissioner, Exploration and Acreage Management; and Executive Commissioner, Finance and Accounts have earlier been appointed.
New appointees at the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority are Executive Director, Hydrocarbon Processing, Francis Ogaree (Rivers); Executive Director, Health, Safety, Environment and Community, Mustapha Lamorde (Adamawa); Executive Director, Midstream and Downstream Gas Infrastructure Fund; Mansur Kuliya (Kano); Executive Director, Corporate Services and Administration, Bashir Sadiq (Sokoto); and Executive Director, Economic Regulations and Strategic Planning, Dr Zainab Gobir (Kwara).
They joined the Board Chairman; Executive Director, Downstream Systems, Storage and Retailing Infrastructure; the CEO; and Executive Director, Finance and Accounts, who had earlier been appointed.
For Midstream and Downstream Infrastructure Fund, new Council Members are; Effiong Abia (Akwa Ibom); Bobboi Ahmed (Adamawa); and Abdullahi Bukar (Katsina).