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Again, NNPC reshuffles team


Barely three months after a major reshuffle of its management team, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), yesterday, announced new appointments and redeployments.

Coming few days after the resignation of the Chief Operating Officer, Ventures and New Business Directorate, Roland Ewubare, the state oil firm said the new development was part of ongoing efforts to reposition it for greater efficiency, transparency and profitability.

The corporation’s Group Managing Director (GMD), Mele Kyari, said the fresh appointments were to meet the expectations of stakeholders, Nigerians as well as give impetus to the ongoing restructuring within the organisation.

In the latest re-orgainsation, the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division (COMD) Adokiye Tombomieye has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO), Upstream, while Mohammed Abdulkabir Ahmed, the erstwhile Managing Director of the Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NGMC), emerged Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services, following the retirement from service last week of Farouk Garba Said.

The Chief Operating Officer, Upstream, Adeyemi Adetunji, heads for the Ventures & Business Development Directorate as COO, a position vacated by Ewubare.

Billy Okoye, who has also been redeployed from the NNPC Downstream Company, NNPC Retail Limited, as Managing Director, replaces Tombomieye as Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division, just as the General Manager, Sales and Marketing, NNPC Retail Limited, Elizabeth Aliyuda, takes over from Okoye as Managing Director.

The government parastatal added that the Executive Director, Asset Management and Technical Services at the NGMC, Usman Farouk, takes the rein of office from Ahmed as Managing Director.

The NNPC submitted that President Muhammadu Buhari had accepted the resignation and retirement of Ewubare and Said.


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