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Buhari shops for NNPC GMD, Kachikwu’s replcement

NNPC GMDFollowing the confirmation of Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu as a minister by the senates, President Muhammadu Buhari is in look out for whom to replace the Group Managing Director (GMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
According to a source, the president has hid eyes fixed on three persons, including the Deputy Managing Director of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG), Alhaji Isa Mohammed Inuwa, from whom he will pick a successor to Kachikwu who is expected to step aside after his inauguration as a member of the Buhari cabinet. The source refused to disclosed the two other persons under considration for the replacement.
Kachikwu, who is among the 36 ministerial nominees cleared by the Senate, is expected to emerge as the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources as the president has said he would oversee the ministry as petroleum minister.
While in search for a replacement for the immediate past NNPC GMD, Dr. Joseph Dawha, Buhari had considered the former Executive Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Exxon-Mobil (Africa) alongside Inuwa and the General Manager, Total E&P Nigeria Limited, Mr. Ahmadu-Kida Musa before he settled for Kachikwu because he needed somebody who could help drive his reform agenda for the Nigerian oil sector.
It was also believed that the president was also mindful of appointing another Northerner to succeed Dahwa, from Kaduna State, given the public perception that all the appointments he had made since his inauguration on May 29, had been skewed to favour the North, the president’s geopolitical zone.
But with a minister of state coming from Delta State, in the South-South geopolitical zone, the odds may have changed in favour of Inuwa, especially as the cabinet is almost in place now, to address the concerns of critics of Buhari’s perceived “Northern agenda.”
The source told newsmen that the president was looking for Kachikwu’s replacement, as he could not combine being a minister and NNPC’s GMD. He said that the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) has been mandated to review the profiles of the three nominees for the position of the GMD of NNPC and make a recommendation to the president.
“The president would replace the NNPC GMD any moment from now. As you know, he has been nominated for ministerial job and cleared.
“The Office of the SGF has been asked to look at the profile of the three nominees for the job. I don’t know the names of the other two, but l can confirm to you that the DMD of the NLNG, Isa Mohammed Inuwa, is been favoured for the job,” the source stated.
Since Kachikwu assumed office as the GMD NNPC, he has brought many reforms into the corporation, which include public opening of bid tenders in a bid to ensure transparency in the way the oil corporation conducts its affairs and reducing the corporation’s directorates from eight to five to improve efficiency and reduce cost of running the organisation.

Following the confirmation of Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu as a minister by the senates, President Muhammadu Buhari is in look-out for whom to replace the Group Managing Director (GMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
According to a source, the president has hid eyes fixed on three persons, including the Deputy Managing Director of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG), Alhaji Isa Mohammed Inuwa, from whom he will pick a successor to Kachikwu who is expected to step aside after his inauguration as a member of the Buhari cabinet. The source refused to disclosed the two other persons under consideration for the replacement.
Kachikwu, who is among the 36 ministerial nominees cleared by the Senate, is expected to emerge as the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources as the president has said he would oversee the ministry as petroleum minister.
While in search for a replacement for the immediate past NNPC GMD, Dr. Joseph Dawha, Buhari had considered the former Executive Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Exxon-Mobil (Africa) alongside Inuwa and the General Manager, Total E&P Nigeria Limited, Mr. Ahmadu-Kida Musa before he settled for Kachikwu because he needed somebody who could help drive his reform agenda for the Nigerian oil sector.
It was also believed that the president was also mindful of appointing another Northerner to succeed Dahwa, from Kaduna State, given the public perception that all the appointments he had made since his inauguration on May 29, had been skewed to favour the North, the president’s geopolitical zone.
But with a minister of state coming from Delta State, in the South-South geopolitical zone, the odds may have changed in favour of Inuwa, especially as the cabinet is almost in place now, to address the concerns of critics of Buhari’s perceived “Northern agenda.”
The source told newsmen that the president was looking for Kachikwu’s replacement, as he could not combine being a minister and NNPC’s GMD. He said that the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) has been mandated to review the profiles of the three nominees for the position of the GMD of NNPC and make a recommendation to the president.
“The president would replace the NNPC GMD any moment from now. As you know, he has been nominated for ministerial job and cleared.
“The Office of the SGF has been asked to look at the profile of the three nominees for the job. I don’t know the names of the other two, but l can confirm to you that the DMD of the NLNG, Isa Mohammed Inuwa, is been favoured for the job,” the source stated.
Since Kachikwu assumed office as the GMD NNPC, he has brought many reforms into the corporation, which include public opening of bid tenders in a bid to ensure transparency in the way the oil corporation conducts its affairs and reducing the corporation’s directorates from eight to five to improve efficiency and reduce cost of running the organisation.

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