The new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu has insisted his appointment as the Head of NNPC is a national assignment and encouraged Nigerians to support him instead of just advertising his appointment on the media.
He disclosed this in a statement by the NNPC, insisting his appointment is a serious national assignment and does not require the nature of gaiety adverts he has seen so far.
Mr Kachikwu who was appointed the GMD of NNPC by President Muhammadu Buhari, appreciated the congratulatory messages he received on his appointment but urged his well-wishers to support him in prayers, as it is essential as he prepares for the task ahead.
Mr Kachikwu is a first class Graduate of law from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and the Nigerian law School. He also has Masters’ and Doctorate Degrees in Law from the Harvard Law School.
He was with ExxonMobil for about eight years and before his appointment as the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Kachikwu was the Executive Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Exxon-Mobil (Africa).