Jonathan reconstitutes NNPC board

Channels Television  
Updated July 16, 2012

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday approved the constitution of a new Board for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, the reconstition of the Board of the NNPC was in furtherance of Jonathan’s commitment to reform and the improvement of the oil and gas industry for the benefit of Nigerians.

The statement said the new Board would be made up of the Minister of Petroleum Resources as the Chairman; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance as member as well as the Group Managing Director, NNPC as member.

Other members of the re-constituted board, according to the statement, are Alhaji Abdullahi Bukar; a former Head of Service of the Federation, Mr. Steven Oronsaye; Prof. Olusegun Okunnu; Mr. Daniel Wadzani; Mr. Bernard Otti (Group Executive Director, Finance and Accounts); and Dr. Peter Nmadu (Group Executive Director, Corporate Services).