President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with the new and immediate past Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The meeting started around 11:30am at the President’s office.
CSONews24 had reported that the President appointed Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari, as the new Group Managing Director of the state oil company.
Melee Kolo Kyari formally took over from Maikanti Baru on Monday as the 19th GMD of NNPC.
The duo arrived the Presidential Villa around 11:05am.
Baru had retired from the service of the corporation on July 7 after reaching the statutory 60 years retirement age.
Kyari was Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of the NNPC before his appointment.
He was also the Nigerian National Representative at the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) since 2018.
The meeting with the President was still in progress at the time of filing this report, the Nation reports.