“I’ve known Abba Kyari for 40 years, new NNPC GMD is not his family member” – Fani-Kayode

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Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has said that newly-appointed Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari is not a relative of Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.

The ex-minister disclosed this in a tweet on Thursday, shortly after news of Mele Kyari’s appointment was announced.

Some commentators had taken to social media to accuse the President’s Chief of Staff of nepotism, believing that the new NNPC GMD is his relative.

However, Fani-Kayode said that he had known Abba Kyari for 40 years and could confirm that Mele is not his relative.

The Herald can report that Abba Kyari worked for the law firm Fani-Kayode and Sowemimo¬†, started by Fani-Kayode’s father, for several years.

See tweet:

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John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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