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NNPC appoints key top-management staff, redeploy others

By Idowu Abdullahi

Towards ensuring greater efficiency, transparency, and profitability in line with the Next Level Agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced new appointments and redeployments of key top-management staff.

It explained that the action was in line with the national oil company’s ongoing efforts to strengthen and reposition NNPC and ensure workers rededicate themselves to growth and development of the agency through improved productivity at work in its offices across the country.

NNPC Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari, said the new appointments would enable the corporation to live up to the expectation of her shareholders and Nigerians, adding that professional competence, adherence to the principle of transparency, and accountability informed the recent top management appointments.

Kyari, through a statement by the NNPC Spokesperson, Dr. Kennie Obateru, explained that that the new appointments would 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).

Topping the list of appointments, he said, was the appointment of Adokiye Tombomieye, the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division (COMD), as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO), Upstream and that of Mohammed Abdulkabir Ahmed, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NGMC), as the new Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services, following the retirement of Engr. Farouk Garba Sa’id, last week.

“The changes witnessed the redeployment of Engr. Adeyemi Adetunji, the Chief Operating Officer, Upstream, to the Ventures & Business Development Directorate as COO, a position left by Mr. Roland Onoriode Ewubare, who voluntary retired last week.

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

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

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