Just In: Newly Appointed NNPC GMD not related to Buhari’s Chief of Staff
Facts emerged that the newly appointed Group Managing Director (GMD) of NNPC, Mele Kyari has no blood relationship with Chief of Staff to Mr. President, Abba Kyari.
It was gathered that The new NNPC GMD is of the Kanuri tribe while Abba Kyari is of the Shuwa tribe.
The trained Geologist was Born on January 8, 1965, in Maiduguri, Borno state, he attended Government Community Secondary School, Biu between 1977 and 1982.
He graduated from the University of Maiduguri in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Geology.
He had his National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) with the Directorate of Foods, Roads and Rural Infrastructure (DFRRI) between 1987 and 1988 as a well site geologist.
Kyari is popularly called ‘Grand Chairman’. Members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) often refer to him as a comrade after he was group chairman of NNPC PENGASSAN.
He joined the NNPC in 1991 as a processing geophysicist with Integrated Data Services Limited (IDSL). In 1998, he was deployed to National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) and worked as an exploration geophysicist.
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