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NNPC 55 top executives affected in major shake-up

Spokesman for the NNPC said new appointments were made and several top executives were deployed across the value chain of operations.

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Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources


Fifty five management staff of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have been affected following a recent shake up.

The spokesman for the NNPC, Ndu Ughamadu, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday, August 29.

Ughamadu said new appointments were made and several top executives were deployed across the value chain of NNPC operations.

According to him, the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Maikanti Baru, told the staff that the new appointments will not only help to position the corporation for the challenges ahead but will help fill the gaps created due to statutory retirements of staff.

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The statement said, "Under the new arrangement, Roland Ewubare, formerly MD of the Integrated Data Services Limited, IDSL moves to the National Petroleum Investment Management Services, NAPIMS as the new group general manager while Diepriye Tariah, former GGM and senior technical assistant to the NNPC GMD takes over from Ewubare as MD of IDSL.

"Malami Shehu, executive director operations, of the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company, KRPC, was appointed managing director of the Port Harcourt Refining Company, PHRC while Adewale Ladenegan, former MD of the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company, WRPC was moved to KRPC to assume duty as MD.

"In the same vein, Muhammed Abah, until recently, the executive director operations of WRPC succeeds Ladenegan as MD of Warri Refinery.

"With the retirement of Alh. Farouk Ahmed as the MD of the Nigerian Products Marketing Company, (NPMC), Umar Ajiya, former GGM in charge of Corporate Planning and Strategy, (CP&S) now assumes duty as MD of NPMC while Bala Wunti, former, general manager, Downstream, GMD’s Office takes charge as GGM CP&S.

"Other changes include: Usman Yusuf who takes over as GGM/STA to the GMD, Adeyemi Adetunji confirmed as MD NNPC Retail alongside Dr. Bola Afolabi who now functions as GGM in charge of Research and Development Division of the Corporation.

"Also on the list is Mrs. Ahmadu-Katagum appointed GGM (Shipping) in the Downstream Autonomous Business Unit while Kallamu Abdullahi takes over as the GGM in charge of the Renewable Energy Division in the Downstream ABU.

"Shaibu Musa was promoted MD of the NNPC medical services limited while Ibrahim Birma is the new GGM in charge of the corporation’s audit division now renamed governance, risk and compliance division."

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