President Bola has appointed Pius Akinyelure as the Non-Executive Board Chairman of the Nigerian
National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) and also retained Mele Kyari as the organisation’s Group
Chief Executive Officer (GCEO).
A Monday statement by Tinubu’s spokesman Ajuri Ngelale said the duo is part of the new board and
management of the NNPCL.
Their appointment, which is in compliance with Section 59 (2) of the Petroleum Industry Act, 2021, takes
effect from December 1, 2023, he said.
Apart from Kyari and Akinyelure, other members and board of the management include: Alhaji Umar Isa
Ajiya — Chief Financial Officer; Mr. Ledum Mitee — Non-Executive Director; Mr. Musa Tumsa — Non-
Executive Director; Mr. Ghali Muhammad — Non-Executive Director; Prof. Mustapha Aliyu — Non-
Executive Director; Mr. David Ogbodo — Non-Executive Director and Ms. Eunice Thomas — Non-
Tinubu also approved the appointment of two permanent secretaries for the Federal Ministry of Finance
and the Ministry of Petroleum Resources.
While Mr. Okokon Ekanem Udo was nominated as the former’s permanent secretary, Amb. Gabriel
Aduda is for the latter.