OPEC, NEITI APPLAUDS KYARI’S APPOINTMENT AS NNPC GMD
The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) have lauded Mele Kolo Kyari’s appointment as NNPC’s boss.
The organisations gave the commendation in a statement signed by the NNPC spokesman, Ndu Ughamadu.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appointed Mr Mele Kyari as the 19th Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) alongside other Chief Operating Officers for the corporation.
Kyari’s appointment is to take effect from July 8 after the retirement of the present GMD, Maikanti Baru.
Ughamadu stated that Baru also lauded the president for the appointments and described them as well deserved for Kyari and others.
Baru, while wishing the new apointees success in their various positions, expressed optimism that the new GMD and his team would deliver on their respective directives in line with the vision of the Buhari’s administration and the dreams of the Corporation’s founding fathers.
In a letter addressed to the new GMD, OPEC Scribe, Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, said that Kyari’s appointment came as no surprise, but as a testimony to his consummate record and exceptional performance over the years in his illustrious career at the NNPC.
Executive Secretary of NEITI, Mr Waziri Adio, described Kyari as a well-known champion of transparency, who shared the principles which emphasize NEITI’s work and the global EITI on good governance of the oil and gas industry.