Kyari To Officially Take Over as NNPC Boss
The 19th Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Melee Kolo Kyari, will take over today from his predecessor, Maikanti Baru, who retired from the service of the corporation on July 7 after attaining the statutory 60 years retirement age.
Until his appointment, Mr 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.
Most oil industry players see Mr Kyari as reform-minded technocrat who is committed to the emergence of an open, transparent and accountable industry based on international best practice, principles and standards.
According to Premium Times, the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Waziri Adio, described Mr Kyari as “a well-known transparency champion and one who enthusiastically shares the principles which underline the work of NEITI and the global EITI on good governance of the oil and gas industry.”