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Buhari holds meeting with Baru, Kyari after handing over at NNPC

Eromosele Ebhomele

July. 09, 2019

- President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the immediate past group head of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru
- The new group managing director of the NNPC, Melee Kolo Kyari, was present at the meeting held inside Aso Rock
- Baru recently handed the leadership of the NNPC over to Kyari, who was group general manager in charge of crude oil marketing division of the organisation
Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, July 9, held a closed-door meeting with the immediate past Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Nation reports that Melee Kolo Kyari, who took over from Baru recently, was at the meeting which started around 11.30 am at the president’s office.
It was learnt that Baru and Kyari arrived at the Presidential Villa early enough for the meeting.
Before taking up the new appointment, Kyari was group general manager in charge of crude oil marketing division of the NNPC.
The meeting was still ongoing at the time of this report.
Baru in a tweet on Sunday, July 7, noted that he was retiring from the service having clocked the statutory age of 60.
He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the opportunity to serve in the capacity at NNPC. Baru also wished the new group managing director, Mele Kyari, and his team success.
It was also reported that Mele Kyari, on Monday, July 8, promised that corruption would be eradicated in the oil and gas sector in his tenure.
Kyari also affirmed that his administration ouldl see to it that the country's four refineries are delivered before the end of President Muhammadu Buhari's second term.
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