Presidency Reveals Major Reason why Buhari Appointed Okadigbo’s Widow as NNPC Board Chairman

Presidency Reveals Major Reason why Buhari Appointed Okadigbo’s Widow as NNPC Board Chairman

  • Senator Margret Chuba Okadigbo's appointment as the board chairman of the NNPC Limited raised a number of eyebrows
  • Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina says the reason Margret got the position was as a result of the kindness by her late husband, ex-Senate President, Chuba Okadigbo
  • Adesina stressed that the appointment confirmed what some Nigerians had always known about Presient Buhari

The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina has opened up on why his boss appointed Margery Okadigbo as the chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited.

Adesina, in a piece titled, ‘PMB: Kind to the living and the dead’, which was shared on his Facebook page on Thursday, January 13, said it was to repay the kindness done to him by the late ex-Senate President, Chuba Okadigbo.

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Buhari appointed Okadigbo’s widow
Femi Adesina says President Buhari appointed Okadigbo’s widow to repay kindness. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
Source: Facebook

The presidential spokesman stressed that though Buhari might be “strict and unbending on certain issues”, he is certainly not wicked as his detractors paint him.

According to him, the appointment of Okadigbo’s widow confirms that Buhari never forgets a good turn. He explained further that as much as it lies in the president's powe he .repays every kindness, every justice done to him.

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He said:

“When you show kindness to the living, it is a good thing, something to applaud. But when you go further to do the same to the dead, it is something that places you on a very high pedestal; a man to be emulated, acclaimed, a blessed of the Lord.”

The media aide recalled when Buhari took his first shot at the country’s number one seat, he ran with the former Senate President as his vice-presidential candidate in 2003.

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Unfortunately, they lost to former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Both men challenged the result of the election, and were determined to get justice. However, Okadigbo died September of that year.

Nineteen years later, Buhari made Okadigbo’s widow chairman of the NNPC Ltd Board.

Buhari inaugurates NNPC board, drops Nigerian senator as chairman previously reorted that Buhari inaugurated the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited four months after incorporating the board.

The special adviser on media and publicity to the president, who disclosed this said Buhari appointed Senator Margret Chuba Okadigbo as the board chairman.

In a statement made available to on Wednesday, January 5, noted that Okadigbo replaces Senator Ifeanyi Ararume, who was appointed when the president constituted the board back in September, 2021.


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