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Buhari reconstitutes NLNG, BGT Boards

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday reconstituted the Boards of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) and Bonny Gas Transport Limited (BGT) and appointed a former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Edmund Daukoru, to head the organizations.

Daukoru will serve as Chairman and President of the Boards of the NLNG and BGT respectively.

He replaces Dr. Osobonye Longjohn as Chairman of the NLNG Board.

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, who disclosed this in a statement, said President Buhari also appointed four other individuals into the NLNG Board and four others to the BGT’s.

Appointed into the NLNG Board are: Engr. Henry Ikem-Obih, a former Chief Operating Office, Downstream, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC); and Dr. Rabiu Suleiman, former Group Executive Director at the NNPC.

Others are: the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mele Kyari, and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mr. Bitrus Nabasu.

Those appointed into the BGT Board are: Doyin Akinyanju and Abdul Abba.

Kyari and Nabasu were also appointed as members of the BGT board.

Sylva said: “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the Boards of the NLNG and BGT. You may recall that the current Board members have been on the respective Boards since 2005 and it became imperative to inject fresh ideas into the governance of the companies.

“I will like to use this opportunity to thank the Chairman and other outgoing Board members of NLNG and BGT for steering the companies to record successes, particularly the train 7 final investment decision (FID). I wish the exiting members good health and more successes in their future endeavors.

“To the incoming members of the Board, I congratulate you on this appointment and your selection is based on your experience, integrity, and expertise. I, therefore, urge you to bring all these to bear in the discharge of your responsibilities in line with the agenda of Mr. President.”