ABUJA, Aisha Buhari, the wife of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed her gratitude to Nigerians for their concern, love and prayers for the improved health of her husband.
In a posting on her Facebook page Tuesday, the first lady said: “I thank all Nigerians for their concern, love and prayers over my husband’s health status. I wish to inform everyone that his health is not as bad as it’s being perceived.”
She said the president continued to carry out his responsibilities during this period. As it may come to your notice, he is meeting with the Minister of Justice and GMD of NNPC (Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation) this evening, Mrs Buhari said.
She also prayed for peaceful coexistence among Nigerians.
Meanwhile, the NNPC said in a statement that its newly appointed Group Managing Director,Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, assumed duty as the Chief Executive of the corporation at a brief handover ceremony held at the NNPC Towers here earlier Tuesday.
Dr. Kachikwu, previously the Executive Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Exxon Mobil (Africa), expressed gratitude to his predecessor, Dr. Joseph T. Dawha, for his hard work in leading the corporation and pledged to work assiduously in achieving the president’s growth aspiration for the oil and gas industry.
Dr. Kachikwu is a First Class Graduate of Law from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the Nigerian Law School. He also holds 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.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK