The outgoing Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, says he is willing and ready to do more if given the opportunity to serve the country.
Dr Baru said this while speaking to journalists on the sideline of the 2019 Annual Lecture, Life Achievement Awards and Induction of New Fellows of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering, on Thursday in Lagos.
According to him, service to Nigeria is a call to everyone, which must be obeyed.
Speaking on his post-retirement plans as he retires on July 7, Baru said he was ever ready to serve Nigeria again if such opportunity arose.
“The President graciously accepted my statutory retirement but if he says I should come and do more, I’m willing to serve,” he said.
Dr Mankanti Baru would clock 60 years and retire from active service on July 7.
Until his appointment as the NNPC boss, he was the Special Adviser (Upstream) to the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday confirmed the appointment of the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division (COMD) of the NNPC, Mr Mele Kolo Kyari, as the new Group Managing Director of the corporation.