Buhari Fires NNPC GMD, Appoints Emmanuel Kachikwu As Replacement

New NNPC GMD, Emmanuel Kachikwu
New NNPC GMD, Emmanuel Kachikwu

President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved Joseph Thalma Dahwa of his position as the Group Managing Director, GMD, of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and immediately replaced him with Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu.






     

     

    Dahwa was appointed to the office by former President Goodluck Jonathan on August 1, 2014, nearly a year to the day got fired.

    The new NNPC boss was until his appointment the executive vice chairman of Exxon Mobil (Africa).

    A statement released Tuesday by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, confirmed the new development in Nigeria’s national oil giant.

    Kachikwu, from Delta State graduated with a First Class Law degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and has Masters and Doctorate degrees in Law from the Harvard Law School.

     

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