There has been a massive transfer of top management staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), as about 50 senior personnel of the oil firm and its subsidiaries have either been removed or replaced, Vigil360 gathered.
Among those affected by the reorganization is the Managing Director of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, Yusuf Matashi, who was removed and replaced with Usman Yusuf, the Senior Technical Assistant to the Group Managing Director.
Other firms affected in the shakeup are; the Nigerian Gas Marketing Company, which is the marketing arm of the Nigerian Gas Company; Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company; and the Liquefied Natural Gas arm of the group.
A source stated that the development had led to side talks among workers at the corporation, as some employees of the firm had expressed displeasure with the latest move. The source noted that some persons had argued that the reorganization was one-sided and did not show fairness to the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria, as a greater number of appointees were from one region.