Buhari Reappoint Executive Directors In Petroleum Ministry

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President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed the Chief Executive Officers of agencies under the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, following their recommendations by the Minister of State, Timipre Sylva.

This was made known in a statement signed by the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Friday.

The statement named the Executive Secretary of Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), Dr Bello Aliyu Gusau, Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of Petroleum Equalization Fund (PEF) Ahmed Bobboi and Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engineer Simbi Wabote as the appointees.

According to the statement, Dr Gusau is credited to have run the PTDF successfully in the past four years, keeping faith with the Seven Strategic Priorities he had introduced in January 2017.

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These priorities are Domestication, Cost cutting, Sustainable funding, Efficient internal processes, Linkages with the industry, Utilization of centers of excellence, and Pursuit of home-grown research.

Similarly, Bobboi was reappointed for running the PEF in a way that made it a key and strategic player in the administration’s oil and gas reforms, especially in stabilizing the supply and distribution of petroleum products across the country, among others.z

On his part, Engineer Wabote prudent management of the Nigerian Content Development Fund, completing the headquarters building of NCDMB, and also initiating many landmark projects that are widely commended by industry players earned him the reappointment.

All the appointment takes immediate effect according to the statement.

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