Emmanuel Addeh in Abuja
Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, Mele Kyari, yesterday, urged persons, who had been issuing goodwill messages on his reappointment, to stop forthwith.
Some persons, including a Niger Delta ex-militant, had taken out front-page advertorials in selected Nigerian newspapers to congratulate the NNPC helmsman over his retention as the GCEO of the national oil company.
But in a statement by NNPC’s Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Olufemi Soneye, Kyari expressed gratitude to stakeholders and Nigerians for their enthusiasm regarding his reappointment by President Bola Tinubu. But he appealed that they halt the congratulatory messages.
He stated that he viewed his reappointment as a renewed challenge, restating his commitment to stabilising the oil industry and enhancing service delivery for increased revenue.
The statement said, “The GCEO humbly appeals to stakeholders in the oil sector and fellow Nigerians to support the company under his leadership to ensure the success of its mandate.
“Consequently, the GCEO kindly requests all parties concerned to refrain from issuing congratulatory messages on his reappointment. He emphasises the necessity for all stakeholders’ commitment to drive revenue growth and fortify resilience for the naira and the economy.”