According to the new Group Managing Director, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, the new appointments are in line with the Federal Government’s aspiration to transform the Corporation.
President Muhammadu Buhari has fired four Group Executive Directors (GED) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and has approved their replacement in the ongoing shake up of the national oil company.
According to the new Group Managing Director, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, the new appointments are in line with the Federal Government’s aspiration to transform the Corporation into a lean, efficient, business-focused, transparent and accountable government company in keeping with international best practices.
The new GED include, Dr. Maikanti Baru, Group Executive Director, Exploration & Production; Isiaka Abdulrazaq, Group Executive Director, Finance & Services; Engr. Dennis Nnamdi Ajulu, Group Executive Director, Refining & Technology; and Dr. Babatunde Victor Adeniran, Group Executive Director, Commercial & Investment.
Also appointed are new Company Secretary/Legal Adviser and Managing Directors for the Strategic Businessneral Manager, Company Secratarty & Legal Adviser; Esther Nnamdi Ogbue, Managing Director, Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC); Engr. Chinedu Ezeribe, Managing Director, Warri Refinning & Petrochemicals Company (WRPC); Babatunde Bakare, Managing Director, Nigerian Gas Company (NGC); Inuwa Ibrahim Waya, Managing Director, Hyson; Abubakar Mai-Bornu, Managing Director, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC); and Ladipo Fagbola, Managing Director, NNPC Retail.
Others are: Rowland Ewubare, Managing Director, Integrated Data Services Ltd (IDSL); Modupe Bammeke, Managing Director, NNPC Prpoerties; Abdulkadir Saidu, Managing Director, Duke Oil; and Dafe Sejebor, Group General Manager, Nigerian Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS).
Not less than 38 top management staff was also retired, reducing the number from 122 to 83.
Also in line with the aspiration to reposition the Corporation, 12 personnel have been recruited from the private sector into the top management cadre to jump-start a new business outlook to enhance the operational environment as a profit-driven business as against the current civil service orientation.