Kyari officially 19th GMD of NNPC

The new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) , Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari, has vowed to reverse the trend of petroleum products importation in the country by rehabilitating the existing refineries and encouraging private sector investment in the refineries sub-sector.

Mele Kyari has explained how he hoped to end petroleum products importation in the country by 2023.

Kyari spoke in Abuja on Tuesday at the valedictory ceremony in honour of the former Group Managing Director, Maikanti Baru, who retired on Sunday after attaining the statutory 60 years of age.

The new NNPC boss said he would reverse the trend of petroleum products importation by ensuring all the four refineries in Port Harcourt, Warri, and Kaduna were rehabilitated.

Mr. Kyari said he would also encourage the speedy completion of the Dangote refinery as well as facilitate the establishment of more private refineries in the country.

“We must end the trend of fuel importation as an oil producing country,” Mr. Kyari said shortly after taking over the instrument of office as the GMD of NNPC.


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