Mele Kolo Kyari is taking over from Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru as the 19th Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The handing ove is currently ongoing at the NNPC Towers in Garki, Abuja.
Those in attendance include some former GMDs including Dr. M.T. John, Chief Odoliyi Lolomari, Chief Festus Marinho (1st NNPC group GMD), Engr. Abubakar Yar’adua, Chief Chamberlain Oyibo, Engr. Funsho Kupolokun and Dr. Joseph Dawha.
Also present at the occasion is Dr. Isa Pantami, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Nigeria, Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu and Special Assistant to President on New Media, Bashir Ahmaad.
Until his appointment, Mele Kyari was Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of the NNPC.
He was also the Nigerian National Representative at the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) since 2018.
Dr. Maikanti Baru is handing over to Mallam Kyari, following attainment of statutory retirement age of 60.