BREAKING NEWS: President Buhari Wields The Big Stick, Sacks Maikanti Baru As MD Of NNPC, Appoints Mele Kyari As Replacement.

The Incoming GMD, NNPC.

The President, Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mele Kyari to replace the current Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, whose removal has also been approved.


This appointment is the second since the President take over in 2015, with Ibe Kachikwu, who was removed on controversial circumstances, though later made Minister of State, Petroleum, but only under the President who is the Minister of Petroleum.

Mele Kyari resumes July 7 and information has it he might not be related with the President’s former Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.

He is currently the General Manager, Crude Marketing Division of the NNPC.