President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Thomas John as Acting Alternate Chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Governing Board.
Maikanti Baru, the Group Managing Director, announced the appointment in a statement on Tuesday evening.
Baru in the statement said that John will hold the position until a new Minister of Petroleum Resources or Minister of State for Petroleum Resources is appointed.
He also added that his new appointment takes effect immediately and is in line with Sections 1(3) and 2(1) of the NNPC Act.
According to the statement, John, was a former Group Managing Director of the NNPC, and a member of the group’s Governing Board before his appointment.