Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari will take over from Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru as the 19th Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The transition is currently ongoing at the amphitheatre of the NNPC Towers in Garki, Abuja.
In attendance are 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 NNPC Towers 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.
Dr. Baru is handing over to Mallam Kyari, following the statutory retirement.
GMD @MKKyari: "I'll like to thank President @MBuhari for giving me the opportunity to serve. It is a challenge and I promise to do this job with integrity. I will never do anything against the interest of this Corporation."#KyariTakesOveratNNPC #TransitioninNNPC pic.twitter.com/G0tbwGEJQM
— NNPC Group (@NNPCgroup) July 8, 2019