JUST IN: Buhari approves appointment of Dr Thomas John as acting alternate chairman of NNPC Governing Board

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday appointed Dr Thomas John as Acting Alternate Chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Governing Board.

Contained in a statement issued by the Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru, Dr John will hold the position until a new Minister of Petroleum Resources or Minister of State for Petroleum Resources is appointed.

He added that his new appointment takes effect immediately and is in line with Sections 1(3) and 2(1) of the NNPC Act.

Before his appointment, Dr John, was a former Group Managing Director of the NNPC, and a member of the group’s Governing Board.

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