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New NNPC GMD Assumes Office

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SAN FRANCISCO, August 04, (THEWILL) – The newly appointed Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, has assumed duty as the Chief Executive of the corporation, the NNPC said in a statement.

The statement said that a brief handover ceremony was held at the NNPC Towers to mark the assumption of office, adding that until his appointment, Kachikwu was the Executive Vice Chairman and General Counsel of ExxonMobil (Africa).

Kachikwu, in the statement, expressed gratitude to his predecessor, Dr. Joseph Dawha, for his hard work in holding the corporation together.

He pledged to work assiduously in achieving the president's growth aspiration for the oil and gas industry.

THEWILL had previously reported exclusively that Kachikwu would be appointed as GMD of the corporation.