Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Briefly: Kachukwu Becomes New NNPC GMD

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sacked the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and appointed Emmanuel Kachikwu as the new GMD of NNPC.

Mr. Kachikwu, who hails from Onicha-Ugbo in Delta State, is a first class graduate of Law from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and the Nigerian Law School. He also holds Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Law from the Harvard Law School.

He began his working career with the Nigerian/American Merchant Bank before moving on to Texaco Nigeria Limited from where he joined Exxon-Mobil. He was the Executive Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Exxon-Mobil (Africa).
In the same vein, the president has also approved the appointment of Umaru Danbatta as the new Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC in place of Dr. Eugene Juwah , whose tenure expired on July 29, 2015, for a period  of five years in the first instance.
Mr. Danbatta, holds a Doctorate Degree in Electronic Engineering, a Bachelors Degree in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications as well as a Masters Degree in the same field. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Electronics at Bayero University, Kano, specializing in Telecommunications Engineering and Information and Communications Technology.
Before his new appointment, Danbatta held top management and leadership positions at different times including Head of Department, Dean Of Faculty, Director, Centre for Information Technology, Chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (Kano Branch), Deputy Vice Chancellor and Acting Vice Chancellor.

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