JUST IN: President Buhari makes new appointments

President Muhammadu Buhari has renewed the appointments of Chief Executive Officers of agencies under the Ministry of Petroleum Resources.

The agencies are Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), Petroleum Equalization Fund (PEF), and Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB).

President Buhari’s action was contained in a statement issued on Friday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.

Following recommendations to the President by Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State Petroleum Resources, Dr Bello Aliyu Gusau gets another nod as the Executive Secretary of PTDF; Ahmed Bobboi as Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of PEF, while Engineer Simbi Wabote is reappointed Executive Secretary of the NCDMB.

Dr Gusau is credited to have run the PTDF successfully in the past four years, keeping faith with the Seven Strategic Priorities he had introduced in January 2017. These are: Domestication, Cost cutting, Sustainable funding, efficient internal processes, Linkages with the industry, Utilization of centers of excellence, and Pursuit of home-grown research.

Mr. Ahmed Bobboi gets his reappointment for having run PEF in a way that made it a key and strategic player in the administration’s oil and gas reforms, especially in stabilizing the supply and distribution of petroleum products across the country, among others.

Engineer Wabote won his pips for managing the Nigerian Content Development Fund prudently, completing the headquarters building of NCDMB, and also initiating many landmark projects that are widely commended by industry players.

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