Alhaji Muhammad Saleh Hassan, the Chairman of Skymark Energy and Power, has lauded President Bola Tinubu for his reappointment of Malam Mele Kyari for another term as the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited.
Hassan, who made the commendation in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, said that the appointment was one of the best things that had happened in the nation’s polity since the beginning of President Tinubu’s administration.
According to the Chairman, the reappointment came at the right time when some critics were expecting the president to put a square peg in a round hole in the country’s energy sector which needs Kyari’s wealth of experience and good track record performance to steer its wheels to the desired destination.
Kyari’s reappointment was announced in a statement on Monday by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Ajuri Ngelale.
Hassan, who is also the National President of One Nigeria Group (ONG), expressed delight that Kyari’s reappointment was unarguably a function of his sterling performance and the avalanche of achievements since he has been holding sway in the country’s oil conglomerate.
The Nation quoted him stressing the development had proved his critics, especially some members of the National Assembly, who had called for his sack, wrong.
“On the other hand, it has proved my humble self right for my consistent calls on the government for his retention in office because it is apparent that he is a blessing to not only the country’s oil and gas sector but also to national development and the present administration,” the Skymark Energy and Power boss said.
“Not only me but also every right-thinking Nigerian who appreciates good stewardship in the interest of this nation, the kind that Kyari has tenaciously demonstrated so far in the country’s energy sector, must thank Tinubu for shunning sentiment and unconstructive criticisms to retain Kyari in office,” Hassan stressed.
“It is indeed a portrayal of the president’s value for qualified hands, technocrats, good track record, integrity, patriotism, transparency and performance. I commended him from the bottom of my heart for demonstrating this rare sincerity and I believe strongly that Kyari, with all these qualities that have worked for him, would not let him nor the country down,” he noted.
“With his reappointment, President Tinubu has demonstrated his confidence in leveraging Kyari’s experience and expertise in the oil and gas sector to inspire capacity to fix the nation’s economy in a record time and also salvage it from the brink of collapse,” Hassan added.