President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr Thomas John as Acting Alternate Chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Governing Board.
According to a statement by the Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru, Dr John will hold the position until a new Minister of Petroleum Resources or Minister of State for Petroleum Resources is appointed.
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He added that his new appointment takes effect immediately and is in line with Sections 1(3) and 2(1) of the NNPC Act.
Before his appointment, Dr John, was a former Group Managing Director of the NNPC, and a member of the group’s Governing Board.