Mele Kyari, Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, has requested that stakeholders and Nigerians refrain from issuing congratulatory messages on his recent reappointment.
Instead, he urged all parties to channel their energies towards collective efforts aimed at bolstering revenue growth and strengthening the nation’s economic resilience.
This was made known in a statement released by Olufemi Soneye, Chief Corporate Communications Officer of the NNPC on Wednesday.
According to the statement, Kyari, who viewed this reappointment as a renewed challenge, is committed to stabilising the oil industry and enhancing service delivery for increased revenue.
“The GCEO humbly appeals to stakeholders in the oil sector and fellow Nigerians to support the company under his leadership to ensure the success of its mandate.”
According to the statement, he emphasises the necessity for all stakeholders’ commitment to drive revenue growth and fortify resilience for the naira and the economy.
On Monday, President Bola Tinubu appointed a new Board and Management team for the NNPC Limited, made up of nine members. However, retained Mele Kyari as the GCEO of the state-owned oil company.
The new Board of Directors and Management team includes Pius Akinyelure as Non-Executive Chairman, Mallam Mele Kyari as Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), Umar Isa Ajiya as Chief Financial Officer, and Ledum Mitee as Non-Executive Director.
President Tinubu also named Permanent Secretaries for the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, according to a statement issued by Ajuri Ngelale, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.
“Chief Pius Akinyelure — Non-Executive Board Chairman; Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari — Group Chief Executive Officer; Alhaji Umar Isa Ajiya — Chief Financial Officer; Ledum Mitee — Non-Executive Director; Musa Tumsa — Non-Executive Director; Ghali Muhammad — Non-Executive Director; Mustapha Aliyu — Non-Executive Director; David Ogbodo — Non-Executive Director; and Eunice Thomas — Non-Executive Director.
“President Tinubu anticipates the fullest measure of compliance with the performance-driven and results-oriented mandate of his Renewed Hope administration in the implementation of energy policy that will monetize all available oil and gas resources of today while paving the way for the total exploitation of new and cleaner energy sources of tomorrow by this distinguished team,” the statement reads.