UPDATED: Buhari approves new board members for NLNG, BGT

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the Federal Government representatives on the boards of the Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) and its subsidiary, the Bonny Gas Transport Limited (BGT).

This was contained in a memo signed by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva on Monday.

The list of the new representatives of the Nigeria government on the NLNG board include the former Nigerian Minister of State for Energy and was Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in 2006, Edmund Daukoru.

Daukoru, who is also a traditional ruler and the Amayanabo of Nembe Kingdom in Bonny Island will replace Osobonye LongJohn as Chairman of the Board.

Other members of the reconstituted Board include the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari; the Chief Operating Officer of the NNPC (Downstream), Henry lkem-Obih; Managing Director, NLNG, Tony Attah, and Deputy Managing Director, NLNG, Sadeeq Mai-Bornu;

The other members are Rabiu Sulaiman, Bitrus Nabasu, Cordelia Agboti, Bagudu Hirse, Henry Bristol, Martinus de Jong, Oghenegwueke Ajaifia, Fabio di Majo and Mike Sangster.

For the Bonny Gas Transport Limited, Edmund Daukoru is the president,with Doyin Akinyanju, Abdul Abba, Bitrus Nabasu, and NNPC GMD, Mele Kyari, as members.t

With the current members on their respective boards since 2005, the Minister said pit became imperative to inject fresh ideas into the governance of the companies.

He applauded the chairman and other outgoing board members of NLNG and BGT for steering the companies to record successes, particularly the Train 7 FID.

He wished them good health and more successes in their future endeavours.

“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 progressive agenda of Mr President,” he said.

Mr Kyari and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mr Nibasu, are the only members of the previous board that still remained as a members.

BGT is a subsidiary of the Nigeria LNG.


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