President Muhammadu Buhari has named Mele Kyari as the new group managing director for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The new GMD, replaces Maikanti Baru who was appointed in July 2016.
Mr Kyari, who is the current group general manager, crude marketing division, will assume office as NNPC GMD on July 7.
Kyari is Nigeria’s representative to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
A trained geologist, Kyari leads Nigeria’s team to the OPEC economic commission board which takes place before the bi-annual meetings of the OPEC ministerial conference.