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Rundown List of Former Ministers of Petroleum in Nigeria

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All Rundown List of Former Ministers of Petroleum in Nigeria

The Minister of Petroleum in Nigeria is liable for oversight of the elements of the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources. Promoting of raw petroleum oil based commodities, incitement of private area association in the business as far as money and cooperation, authorizing of all tasks and exercises identifying with oil and gas area just as the advancement of hydrocarbon ventures for petrol assets investigation just as the oversight of parastatals and auxiliaries that are associated with the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources is among the main elements of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources.

This is a rundown of the previous Ministers of Petroleum in Nigeria:


He was selected by President Buhari as Minister of State, Petroleum Resources on November 11, 2015. He was Chairman of the leading group of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as specified by the rules of the Nigerian Petroleum Corporation Act of 1999. On May 29, 2021, he was supplanted by Timipre Sylva, henceforth finishing his occupation as Minister of State, Petroleum Resources. From December 2015 until January 2016, he involved the situation of President of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

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He accepted his four year certification in Law from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, while he acquired his lord’s and doctorate certificates in Law from Harvard University, Unites States of America.


She served in the limit of Petroleum Minister under the organization of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for more than a long time from April 6, 2010, until May 28, 2015. She had profession experience in Shell Petroleum Development Corporation prior to taking on the situation of Petroleum Minister. She joined Shell Petroleum Development Corporation in 1992 and worked in different limits from structural expert to Head of Civil Infrastructure, Head of Corporate Issues and Crisis Management.

On finishing of Masters in Business Administration from Cambridge Judge Business School in 2002, she was made the Lead Joint Ventures Presentation Advisor in 2004 and was made an Executive Director of Shell in 2006, making her the main lady to accept that job in Nigeria.

Beside being Petroleum Minister, she involved two other political posts, for example, Minister of Transportation from July 26 to December 2008, and Minister of Mines and Steel. She additionally filled in as President of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) from November 2014 until December 2015, making her the principal female to accomplish that accomplishment.


He filled in as Petroleum Minister twice, he was first delegated to be the Nigerian Petroleum Minister in 1986 and involved the situation until 1990. Later on, he served in the limit of Petroleum Minister from December 18, 2008, till March 17, 2010.

He was scholastically prepared as a Mining Engineer from the College of Art, Science and Technology, Zaria( presently Ahmadu Bello University), and later on in Imperial College, London, England. He obtained higher scholastic degrees in Mining and Metallurgy in 1968 from Leoben, Austria, and Mineral Economics from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1978.

His profession experience incorporates the accompanying; Assistant Mining Engineer with AB Statsgruvor of Sweden (1962-1964), Inspector of Mines, Senior Inspector of Mines, Acting Chief Inspector of Federal Ministry of Mines and Power(1964-1970). He was a General Manager and CEO of Nigerian Mining Corp., Jos, Plateau State in 1979. From 1984 until 1985, he acted in the limit of Head of Federal Ministry of Mines, Power, and Steel. He filled in as OPEC President just as OPEC Secretary-General. He was Special Adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo on Petroleum and Energy Matters from 1999 to 2003


He was President of Nigeria from 1999 until 2007. He additionally filled in as the Federal Minister of Petroleum Resources during his system as fairly chose President.

He had a designed military profession in the Nigerian Army moving to the position of General of the Nigerian Army before retirement. He acquired military preparing from a few establishments which incorporate, Regular Officers Training School, Teshi in Ghana, Mons Officer Cadet School Aldershot, England, and. Regal College of Military Engineering.

As a fighter, he was essential for a few military tasks like the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission of the Congo Crisis of 1960 to 1961 as the Fifth Battalion of the Nigerian Army of which he was drafted to was important for the UN’s peacekeeping power accused of the insurance of lives and properties. He was additionally engaged with the Nigerian Civil conflict of 1967 till 1970.

Other remarkable posts held by Olusegun incorporate; Military of Head of State, Chief Staff, Supreme Headquarters, and Minister of Defense. From 2004 until 2006, he filled in as Chairperson of the African Union (AU).


In 2003, he was delegated to fill in as Presidential Advisor on Petroleum and Energy to President Olusegun Obasanjo. He was delegated as Minister of State for Petroleum in 2005. He had an extraordinary arrangement in the Oil Sector before these arrangements as he went through more than thirty years working with Shell Petroleum Development Corporation and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

He was taught to the degree of securing a doctorate certificate from the Imperial College, London, England. He is by and by an individual from Caverton Offshore Support Group (COSG), an organization that works in the marine and aeronautics coordinations of the oil and gas industry of Nigeria.


He was a previous Minister of Petroleum under the system of General Sani Abacha from 1995 until 1998.

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