President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr. Thomas M. A. John as acting alternate Chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) governing board.
Dr. John, a former Group Managing Director of the NNPC, is before the appointment, a member of the NNPC governing board.
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.
Dr. Maikanti Baru, the Group Managing Director of NNPC in a statement on Tuesday, June 25, indicates that the new appointment takes effect, immediately.
The appointment is coming few days after President Buhari appointed Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of the NNPC.