BREAKING: Buhari Removes Kachikwu As GMD Of NNPC, Appoints Kacalla Baru

BREAKING: Buhari Removes Kachikwu As GMD Of NNPC, Appoints Kacalla Baru [Full Board List]

Ibe Kachikwu, Idang Alibi, UNN
Nigeria's Minister of State for Petroleum Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu attends a news conference after the 168th Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) conference in Vienna, Austria, on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. | The Trent

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new board for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.

Dr. Ibe Kachikwu has been removed as the group managing director and he is replaced by Dr. Kacalla Baru. Kachikwu is now the chairman of the board of the state-owned oil corporation.

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina announced this in a statement on Monday, July 4, 2016. He said that the new board is composed of the following persons.

Until his appointment, Dr. Baru was the group executive director for exploration and production of the NNPC. He is a graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering. He holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering.

Baru has been the chairman of NNPC Anti-corruption Committee constituted by the former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Maduekwe since September 2004 till his appointment Monday.

A. Chairman – Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum;

B. Group Managing Director – Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru;

C. The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Finance; and

D. The following six persons:

1. Mallam Abba Kyari

2. Dr. Thomas M.A John

3. Dr. Pius O. Akinyelure

4. Dr. Tajuddeen Umar

5. Mallam Mohammed Lawal, and

6. Mallam Yusuf Lawal.

President Buhari urges the new board to ensure the successful delivery of the mandate of the NNPC, “and serve the nation by upholding the public trust placed on them in managing this critical national asset.”



    By the way …. where is General Gabriel Olonishakin …..does he command any troops?

    Kachikwu has now joined General Gabriel Olonishakin on “buhari’s sidon look bench”


    Sorry man … Kachikwu has been rendered redundant …… it is the GMD that runs the day-to-day operations …. The Chairman may just
    attend 3 or 4 Board meetings in a year …….. Kachikwu is gone!

    He should know what is best for him ….. simply and wisely resign!


    1. Minister for Petroleum – Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    2. GMD – NNPC – Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    3. OPEC – Secretary General – Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    4. Secretary, NNPC Board – Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani

    Kachikwu Ibe is obviously irrelevant in whatever position they place him!

    Kachikwu is as irrelevant as General Gabriel Olonishakin whom they ceremoniously titled “Chief of Defense Staff”

  2. what a literal definition: suppressing the other part of the country except far north in the name of policy and decision to fight corruption. Kachikwu now a ceremonial head. God bless nigeria

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