Nigeria’s Buhari appoints new head of state oil firm -NNPC statement


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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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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