BREAKING: Buhari’s Appointee,  Festus Marinho, Is Dead

Festus Marinho, Pioneer NNPC MD Is Dead

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BREAKING: Buhari's Appointee,  Festus Marinho, Is Dead

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Festus Ayodele Marinho, the pioneering managing director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), is dead.

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He was the first and only MD of the forerunner of the NNPC, the defunct Nigerian National Oil Corporation (NNOC).

Marinho was also the only MD of the NNPC who served twice between 1977-1979 and 1984-1985.

Marinho’s second appointment was as Head of State by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mele Kyari described Marinho as’ the Father of the Oil & Gas Industry in Nigeria’ in a condolence message to the family.

Kyari hailed the pioneering roles he played in the Corporation’s development of the institutional structure, infrastructural development and international best practises to date.

His role in the construction of refineries and pipelines and the development of human capacity are all testimony to his contribution to national development,’ he noted.

The GMD said the visionary leadership of Marinho provided the basis for what has come to be known as “Nigerian content,” adding that for many future generations of employees and leaders, his achievements would be a beacon and inspiration.

“Kyari added that the deceased was a rare gem “and his wisdom and wealth of experience will surely be missed.

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