President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr. Thomas John as Acting Alternate Chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Governing Board.
A statement signed by the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, issued in Abuja on Tuesday, said the new appointment is with immediate effect.
According to the statement, John will serve in the position until a new Minister of Petroleum Resources or Minister of State for Petroleum Resources is appointed to assume the Chairmanship or Alternate Chairmanship position.
This, the statement further explained is in line with Sections 1(3) and 2(1) of the NNPC Act.
John, a former Group Managing Director of the NNPC, was before the appointment a member of the NNPC Governing Board.