Afren founder named advisor to Nigerian president

Dr. Rilwanu Lukman, founder and non-executive chairman of Afren has been appointed honorary advisor on energy and strategic matters to the president of Nigeria.

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LONDON, UK -- Dr. Rilwanu Lukman, founder and non-executive chairman of Afren has been appointed honorary advisor on energy and strategic matters to the president of Nigeria.

Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, the newly elected president of Nigeria, announced the appointment, which is an honourary role, and does not include a paid office.

Lukman previously served as the Nigerian minister of petroleum resources, special advisor to the Nigerian president for oil and gas, Nigerian minister of foreign affairs, and president of OPEC.

8/3/2007

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