It has been rumored that the Executive Vice Chairman of ExxonMobil Africa, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, will be appointed as the new Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Kachikwu is an Igbo man getting appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari, so all you conspiracy theorists can rest.
Well, here is everything you should know about him:
1. He hails from Onicha Ugbo, in Aniocha North local government area of Delta State.
2. He is married to two women, Elizabeth and Mariam. The first wife, Elizabeth has three children – Nkem, Emeka and Uche.
3. He holds the titles of Odogwu and Omeudo of Onicha Ugbo
4. His country home is one of the most beautiful and costliest in his homestead. It’s called Eden Retreat.
5. He is a first class graduate of Law, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the Nigerian Law School.
6. He is an author of three legal books as well as the publisher of the popular Hints and Chanelle magazines.
7. Respected writers like Toni Kan, Reuben Abati, Kayode Ajala, etc cut their teeth writing for his papers.
8. He last worked for Exxon Mobil as Vice Chairman and General Counsel. But before that, he was with the Nigerian/American Merchant Bank and Texaco.
9. He has a Masters and Doctorate in Law from Harvard Law School, USA and graduated with distinctions.
10. He is a staunch Catholic.
FUNFACT: He once bought the latest Mercedes Benz which his father, a Justice, refused to lend him money to clear on arrival.