NNPC redeploys top officials

Buhari sacks Baru, appoints Kyari as new NNPC GMD
New NNPC GMD, Mele Kolo Kyari. PHOTO: NNPC/Twitter


The management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the exit of two senior officials and the redeployment of others.

Two officials who recently left the corporation were replaced while other redeployments were also carried out.

The Chief Operating Officer in charge of Joint Ventures and Business Development of the NNPC, Roland Ewubare, resigned last week. He said his resignation was to enable him reunite with his family in the United States.

Also, the Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services, Farouk Sa’id, retired from service last week.

On Sunday, the NNPC released a statement announcing Ewubare and Said’s replacements and other redeployments in the state firm.

The Sunday statement was signed by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Kennie Obateru. He said the new appointments and redeployments are part of ongoing efforts to strengthen and reposition NNPC for greater efficiency, transparency and profitability in line with the Next Level agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

The NNPC Spokesperson said Adokiye Tombomieye, the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division (COMD), has been appointed the new Chief Operating Officer (COO), Upstream while Mohammed Ahmed, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NGMC), has been appointed the new Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services, following the retirement of Farouk Sa’id, last week.

Adeyemi Adetunji, the Chief Operating Officer, Upstream, was redeployed to the Ventures & Business Development Directorate as COO, the position left by Ewubare.

The top-level staff movement also affected Billy Okoye who has been redeployed from the NNPC Downstream Company, NNPC Retail Limited, as Managing Director, to replace Tombomieye as the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division; while Elizabeth Aliyuda, the General Manager, Sales and Marketing, NNPC Retail Limited, takes over from Okoye as Managing Director.

Similarly, Usman Farouk, Executive Director, Asset Management and Technical Services at the NGMC takes over from Ahmed as Managing Director.

The release also explained that President Buhari has accepted the resignation of Ewubare and the retirement of Said.

Speaking on the development, Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Mele Kyari, was quoted as saying the new appointments would enable the corporation to live up to the expectation of its shareholders, Nigerians, and give impetus to the ongoing restructuring within the corporation, which, he said, was in line with the corporate vision of Transparency, Accountability & Performance Excellence (TAPE).

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