Some stakeholders in the oil and gas industry have commended the reappointment of Malam Mele Kyari as the head of the National Petroleum Company Ltd. (NNPCL).
They gave the commendation in separate interviews with our reporter on Monday in Lagos, while calling for the full commercialisation of the company.
It was reported that President Bola Tinubu on Monday reappointed Mele Kyari as the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of the NNPC) Ltd.
Tinubu had also approved the appointment of a new board and management team for NNPCL with effect from Dec. 1.
Dr Omar Ibrahim, Secretary General of the African Petroleum Producers’ Organisation (APPO), described Kyari’s reappointment as “a result of hard work, commitment and efficiency that saw him pushing the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) through.
“Kyari also stabilised the NNPCL; I believe the president took the best decision for the NNPCL and for the country.
“It Kyari was who saw to the realisation of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) after many years in limbo.
“He midwifed the NNPCL. He is still working to stabilise the company,” Ibrahim said.
He also said that Kyari had chosen a team of true professionals who were transforming the industry in Nigeria.
Ibrahim noted that during the last forum of CEOs of APPO-Nigerian Oil Companies (NOCs) in Brazzaville, Nigeria’s transformation of its NOC was a subject of discussion.
He explained that the discussion indicated that the NNPCL had the potential to become an exemplary company comparable to the best in the world.
“I wish him Allah’s guidance as he proceeds. And I pray that those who appointed him will support him to succeed by not making impossible demands on him,” APPO secretary added.