President Muhammadu Buhari has made fresh appointments in key sectors since his inauguration on May 29, 2019, for his second term tagged Next Level.
A statement by Wunmi Ogunmosunle, the Director of Communications in the office of the Head of Civil Service, announced that the President has approved the re-appointment of Ahmed Idris as the Accountant-General of the Federation.
Africa News24 (AN24) understands that the President approved the appointment via a letter signed by Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Gida Mustapha.
The statement read: “The president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Ahmed Idris for the second and final term of four years as Accountant General of the Federation, AGF, in accordance with Section 171 of the 199 Constitution of Nigeria (as amended).”
Idris was first appointed in June 2015, to replace Jonah Otunla who had resigned.
Similarly, President Buhari has also appointed Mele Kolo Kyari as the 19th Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), alongside seven other Chief Operating Officers
NNPC disclosed this in a statement released by the Corporation Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, in Abuja, on Thursday.
Kyari, a geologist, was Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of NNPC and also doubled, since 13th May 2018, as Nigeria’s National Representative to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC.
The statement noted that President Buhari had directed that the New GMD and the newly appointed Chief Operating Officers work with the current occupiers of the various offices till 7th July 2019 towards a smooth transition on 8th July 2019 when their appointments would take effect to ensure a smooth transition.
Meanwhile, the appointment of Mr. Farouk Garba Said (North West), who is replacing a retiring Chief Operating Officer, is effective from 28th June 2019.
Other officers appointed by Buhari include Mr. Roland Onoriode Ewubare (South-South), Chief Operating Officer, Upstream, Engr. Mustapha Yinusa Yakubu (North Central) – Chief Operating Officer Refining and Petrochemicals and Engr. Yusuf Usman (North East) – Chief Operating Officer, Gas, and Power
Also, Ms. Lawrencia Nwadiabuwa Ndupu (South East), Chief Operating Officer Ventures, Mr. Umar Isa Ajiya (North West), Chief Financial Officer, Engr. Adeyemi Adetunji (South West), Chief Operating Officer, Downstream and Mr. Farouk Garba Said (North West) – Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services.