President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the representatives of Nigeria on the boards of Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) and Bonny Gas Transport Limited (BGT).
This was contained in a memo signed by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva.
The new representatives of the Nigerian government on the LNG board are: Edmund Daukoru who is the new Chairman while the other members are Henry lkem-Obih, Rabiu Sulaiman, Bitrus Nabasu and the NNPC’s chief executive, Mele Kyari. .
Edward Daukoru is the new president of BGT. The members are Doyin Akinyanju, Abdul Abba, Bitrus Nabasu, and Mele Kyari.
Mr Sylva said the current board members have been on the respective boards since 2005 and it became imperative to inject fresh ideas into the governance of the companies
He applauded the chairman and other outgoing board members of NLNG and BGT for steering the companies to record successes, particularly the Train 7 FID.
He wished them good health and more successes in their future endeavours.
“To the incoming members of the Board, I congratulate you on this appointment and your selection is based on your experience, integrity and expertise. I, therefore, urge you to bring all these to bear in the discharge of your responsibilities in line with the progressive agenda of Mr President,” he said.
Mr Kyari and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mr Nibasu, are the only members of the previous board that still remained as a member.
The exiting board members of LNG are Osobonye LongJohn as chairman, Managing Director Tony Attah, the Deputy Managing Director Sadeeq Mai-Bornu.
The other former members are Cordelia Agboti, Bagudu Hirse, Henry Bristol, Martinus de Jong, Oghenegwueke Ajaifia, Fabio di Majo and Mike Sangster.
BGT is a subsidiary of the Nigeria LNG.