BREAKING NEWS: Kachikwu, Danbatta Head NNPC, NCC


Nigeria, August 04, 2015, (Blank NEWS Online) – 
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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu as the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Prof. Umaru Garba Danbatta as the new Chief Executive of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

Dr. Kachikwu who hails from Onicha-Ugbo in Delta State, was the Executive Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Exxon Mobil (Africa) and is to take over from Dr. Joseph Thlama Dawha as the new NNPC Chief Executthe.

Kachikwu, a First Class Graduate of Law from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the Nigerian Law School also has Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Law from the Harvard Law School.

He started his working career with the Nigerian/American Merchant Bank before moving on to Texaco Nigeria Limited from where he joined Exxon-Mobil.

In the same vein, President Buhari has also approved the appointment of Prof. Umaru Garba Danbatta as the new Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to take over as the new NCC Chief Executive from Dr. Eugene Juwah whose tenure expired on July 29, 2015.

Prof. Danbatta, who holds a Doctorate Degree in Electronic Engineering also has a Bachelors Degree in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications as well as a Masters Degree in the same field.

He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and has had a meritorious career in which he rose to become Professor of Electrical Engineering and Electronics at Bayero University, Kano, specializing in Telecommunications Engineering and Information and Communications Technology.

Before his new appointment, Prof. Danbatta held top management and leadership positions at different times including Head of Department, Dean Of Faculty, Director, Centre for Information Technology, Chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (Kano Branch), Deputy Vice Chancellor and Acting Vice Chancellor.

A statement made available to Blank NEWS Online by Presidential Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, stated that his appointment as Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC is for five years in the first instance.

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