Tinubu Nominates Oando chief, Mofe Boyo, as Petroleum Minister
Bola Tinubu has nominated Omamofe Boyo as Minister of Petroleum resources in the in-coming adminsitration of Gen. Mohammadu Buhari.
If this plan eventually works out, Asiwaju's nominee after a successful ministarial screening (in an APC dominated 8th Senate) will have to succeed Diezani Alison-Madueke who is currently serving in that capacity.
Mr Boyo, an Itsekiri man from Delta State is presently Deputy Group Chief Executive of Oando PLC. Prior to this, Mofe doubled as the CEO of Oando Marketing PLC and CEO of Oando Supply and Trading.
As CEO of Oando Supply and Trading, between 2004 and 2006, Mr. Boyo transformed the company into Africa's largest private sector trading company while spearheading initiatives for the representation of the industry's position on the proposed changes to the trade union law.
Mofe was also involved in proposing draft legislation on the PSF bill, as well as amendments required to the PPRA Act. This is to enable a legal framework for the implementation of the subsidy scheme.
In 2004, Mofe provided advice and alternative models on the privatization of Oil & Gas assets in the Bureau of Public Enterprise. From 2004 to date, Mofe has been the principal liaison between the industry, the regulatory authorities and the government on change and efficiency issues as they affect the downstream sector.
Mofe started his career with Chief Rotimi Williams' Chambers, a leading Nigerian law firm, where he specialized in shipping and oil services and worked on several joint venture transactions between the NNPC and major international oil companies. He was also a member of the team that represented the refineries in the NNPC judicial enquiry.
He joined the Ocean and Oil Group in 1994, where he developed and managed the operations department before his appointment in July 2001 as Executive Director, Oando PLC. Mofe has a Bachelor's Degree in Law from Kings College, University of London, England (1989).
He is also a member of the Nigerian Bar Association. Mofe serves on the board of several companies which include Gaslink Nigeria Ltd, Oando Togo, Oando Ghana, West African Refinery Company, (WARCO) Sierra Leone, Stallion Properties, Ocean and Oil Services, Indunmines Ltd, Quantum Voice Systems Ltd, I2I Nigeria Ltd. and Lagos Preparatory School. Pearl.com.ng
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