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Buhari appoints Dr. Thomas John Ag. Alternate Chair of NNPC Governing Board

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr. Thomas M.A. John as acting Alternate Chairman of the Governing Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Dr. John, a former Group Managing Director of the NNPC is, before the appointment, a member of the NNPC Governing Board.

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He will hold the position of the acting alternate chairman of the Governing Board until a new Minister of Petroleum Resources or Minister of State for Petroleum Resources is appointed to assume the chairmanship or alternate chairmanship position, respectively in line with Sections 1(3) and 2(1) of the NNPC Act.

A statement by Group Managing Director of NNPC on Tuesday, Dr. Maikanti Baru, indicated that the new appointment takes, immediate effect.

The appointment is coming few days after President Buhari appointed Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of the NNPC.