Top Officials Affected In NNPC Shake Up

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has on Sunday announced the appointment of new top management staff in a major reorganization in the government-owned firm.
This was made known in a press release issued by the Group General Manager, Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru.

According to the Corporation, the new appointments and redeployment of some top officials in accordance with the next level agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari's administration aimed at working towards strengthening and repositioning the corporation for better transparency, accountability & performance excellence (TAPE).

In the statement, the new appointments and redeployments include the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division (COMD), Mr. Adokiye Tombomieye who is now the new Chief Operating Officer (COO), Upstream while Mr. Mohammed Abdulkabir Ahmed, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NGMC), has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services, after Engr. Farouk Garba Sa’id retired last week.

Also, Engr. Adeyemi Adetunji, the Chief Operating Officer, Upstream has been redeployed as the new COO, Ventures & Business Development Directorate, after Mr. Roland Onoriode Ewubare, voluntarily resigned from the position last week.

Others are Sir. Billy Okoye, Managing Director NNPC Downstream Company, NNPC Retail Limited, as the new Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division. While, Mrs. Elizabeth Aliyuda, the General Manager, Sales, and Marketing NNPC Retail Limited replaces Sir Okoye as Managing Director.

Mr. Usman Farouk, Executive Director Asset Management and Technical Services at the Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NGMC) will now serve as the Managing Director, Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NGMC), replacing Mr. Ahmed.

Speaking on the redeployment, NNPC GMD, Mele Kyari said the reshuffling is in line with the TAPE program aimed at greater productivity and will "give impetus to the ongoing restructuring within the corporation".

Meanwhile, the resignation of Mr. Roland Ewubare and retirement of Mr. Farouk Garba Sa'id were approved by President Buhari, commending them for their services.