Atuonwo Obinna is new PPPRA chairman


President Muhammadu Buhari has appointment Mr Atuonwo Obinna as the new chairman of the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) for a four-year term.

PPPRA is a federal government agency in charge of price fixing and determines of petroleum products in Nigeria.

Making the appointment public is Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman in a statement on Friday.

In the statement, Adesina said the president also approved the reappointment of AbdulKadir Umar as the executive secretary of PPPRA.

According to the statement, Obinna’s appointment is in accordance with Section 2 (1-3) and 3 (a) of the PPPRA (Establishment, ETC) Act 2003.

Mr Obinna will replace Mohammed Buba who was appointed in 2016 as chairman of PPPRA, following the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) demand that the federal government reconstitute the agency’s board.

Just Recently, Buhari also made new appointments across various ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).

On Thursday, the president appointed Emmanuel-Lyambee Jime as the executive secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) for four years.

On June 18, he approved the appointment of five new permanent secretaries in the Federal Civil Service.

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