President Buhari appoints Okadigbo’s Wife as Chairman of NNPC

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Senator Margret Chuba Okadigbo (South East), Chairman of the Board and Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited.

The President further appointded Mele Kolo Kyari, Chief Executive Officer, and Umar I. Ajiya, Chief Financial Officer.

According to a state house press release made available to Emporium Reporters, President Buhari made the appointment in accordance with the power vested in him under Section 59(2) of the Petroleum Industry Act 2021.

Other Board Members are; Dr Tajudeen Umar (North East), Mrs Lami O. Ahmed (North Central), Mallam Mohammed Lawal (North West), Engr. Henry Obih (South East), Barrister Constance Harry Marshal (South South), and Chief Pius Akinyelure(South West).

The appointments take effect from the date of the incorporation of the NNPC Limited.

Senator Margery is the wife of late Senator Chuba Wilberforce Okadigbo. Margery’s husband, Chuba, was first elected to exactly the same position in 1999 and became the Senate President the same year following the impeachment of Evans Enwerem, who lasted only a few months in office, in November 1999.

She made history as the first woman to sit on the same seat as her husband in the senate. She was a member of the seventh National Assembly on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Mrs. Margery Okadigbo represented the people of the area in the upper legislature from 2013-2015.

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