LAGOS, June 20 – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new group managing director of the state oil firm, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said on Thursday.

It said in a statement that Mele Kolo Kyari, a geologist, had been appointed alongside seven chief operating officers. Buhari began his second four-year term last month after winning a presidential election earlier this year.

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