Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu

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Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu
Minister of State, Petroleum Resources
In office
11 November 2015 29 May 2019
Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
In office
August 2015 4-July-2016
Preceded byJoseph Thlama Dawha
Succeeded by Maikanti Baru
President of OPEC
In office
December 2015 December 2015
Preceded by Diezani Alison-Madueke
Succeeded by Mohammed Saleh Al Sada
Personal details
Born (1956-12-18) 18 December 1956 (age 62)
Nigeria, Onicha-Ugbo in Delta State
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Kachikwu
Education Harvard University and University of Nigeria, Nsukka
OccupationPublic Servant
Website ibekachikwu.com

Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu (born December 18, 1956) was the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources and former Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. He was replaced by Timipre Sylva who took over the Ministerial portfolio in August, 2019. [1]

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is the oil corporation through which the federal government of Nigeria regulates and participates in the countrys petroleum industry.

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Kachikwu is a graduate of Law from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Nigerian Law School. He thereafter obtained a Masters and Doctorate Degree in Law from Harvard University, with distinctions. [2]

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The Nigerian Law School is an educational institution set up by the Government of Nigeria in 1962 to provide a Nigerian legal education to foreign-trained lawyers, and to provide practical training for aspiring Legal Practitioners in Nigeria. Until the school was established, legal practitioners in Nigeria had received the requisite training in England and had been called to the English Bar.

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Kachikwu is married to Elizabeth Kachikwu and they have three children amongst whom is a Music Artist known as KACH.



He was appointed as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Chief Executive to wide public acclaim in August, 2015 under the presidency of Muhammadu Buhari. [3] On November 11, 2015, Kachikwu was named the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources by the President. [4] He was named as the Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, as provided for under Section 1(2) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Act of 1997, as amended on 4 July 2016. [5]

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Restructuring Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

One of the first restructuring processes he embraced was to reduce the number of Directorates from eight to four in a move that led to the appointment of four new Group Executive Directors, to run the four new Directorates. [7] Kachikwu in a bid to provide employees with general updates on the Corporation's progress, launched a series of weekly podcasts which is sent to the over 13,000 members of staff. However, on March 8, 2016, he increased the directorates from four to seven. [8]


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Media enterprise

In 1989, Kachikwu pioneered romance journalism, a genre that explores romantic tales and relationship issues across the country. This was done through the unveil of Hints magazine, a weekly publication by his media enterprise, True Tales Publications Limited. Kachikwu readily connected to a wide audience via his weekly column, ‘Fatherhood with Ibe,’ where he shared with his readers his experiences as a father. [10] In 2013, Kachikwu's True Tales Publications Limited launched ‘Hello Nigeria,’ a lifestyle magazine that offers an exclusive peak at the life, loves and triumphs of admired celebrities, business leaders and politicians. [11] The maiden edition of the magazine featured icons in music, film, fashion, culture and style, drawn from Nigeria and Ghana. [12]

Social media presence

Kachikwu regularly shares updates about his various activities in the Oil and Gas Sector on his personal Facebook, Google+, Linkedin page and Twitter account. [13] This comes after the unveiling of Twitter and Facebook social media platforms for Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in his first few weeks in office. [14]

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