Seplat appoints Udoma, Rabiu to its board

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Lagos, Feb. 9, 2024 – The Board of Seplat Energy Plc, a Nigerian energy company, has announced the appointment of Udoma Udo Udoma as the Company’s new Independent Non-Executive Chairman. 

Udo Udoma will succeed Basil Omiyi, who will retire on March 31, 2024.

According to a notice to the Nigerian Exchange, Udoma’s appointment was approved after a unanimous vote by the directors  in compliance with the Nigerian Companies and Allied Matters Act (“CAMA”) 2020 and is effective April 1, 2024. 

Seplat Energy also announced the appointment of Bello Rabiu as the new Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, effective April 1, 2024, to succeed Dr. Charles Okeahalam, who will also be retiring on March 31, 2024. 

The statement, signed by Mrs. Edith Onwucheka, Company Secretary / Director Legal, said these appointments were in line with the Board Succession Forward Plan announced via Corporate Announcement on April 25, 2023.

The company said that these appointments further demonstrated the commitment of the Board to upholding its strong corporate governance culture and establishing a truly independent Board. 

Udoma is an accomplished lawyer and seasoned board administrator. 

He attended St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, England, where he obtained a B.A. (Law) degree and a B.C.L. degree in Jurisprudence. 

He was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1978. He founded the Law Firm Udo-Udoma & Belo Osagie in 1983 and retired from active legal practice in early 2020. 

Bello Rabiu holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Mathematical Statistics from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria, and another Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering from The Imperial College, London, United Kingdom. (GBN)

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