The Honorable Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva has expressed readiness to work with the newly appointed Board Members of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

In a terse statement signed by his media adviser, Garba Deen Mohammed, the Minister who doubles as the Pro tem Chairman of the Board of the NNPC congratulated the new members of the reconstituted Board of the Corporation.

President Mohammadu Buhari had on Saturday announced the appointment of six members representing the six geopolitical zones in the country into the Board of the state-owned Corporation. The appointees are; Mohammed Lawal (North West), Tajudeen Umar (North East), Adamu Mahmood Attah (North Central), Senator Magnus Abe (South South), Dr Stephen Dike (South East), and Pius Akinyelure (South West).

The Minister assured President Mohammadu Buhari of his preparedness to work with the reconstituted Board with a view to achieving the key objectives in the Oil and Gas sector as mandated by the President.

The key objectives among others include bringing down the cost of production of crude oil, eliminating vandalism, improving the National Crude Oil Reserve and passage of the PIB Bill.

Mrs. Enefaa Bob-Manuel
Deputy Director (Information)
Ministry of Petroleum Resources
2nd June, 2020