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Why Buhari must Rejig NNPC’s lopsided management — PANDEF

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PAN Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has called for holistic rejigging of the lopsided Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) management structure, and correct the imbalances.

PÀNDEF spokesperson, Ken Robinson, said the group welcomed the reconstitution of the board of the NNPC, by President Muhammadu Buhari with cautious considerations as the move could be considered mere scratching of the surface of the problem.

“The major concern of the Niger Delta region is the skewed composition of the Executive management of the NNPC, and appointment of chief executives of the corporation’s subsidiaries. It is simply abhorrent that the Group managing director, the chief finance officer, finance and account, the corporate secretary/legal adviser to the corporation, and chief executives of virtually all strategic divisions and subsidiaries of the NNPC are persons from the northern zones of the country,” he said.

PANDEF urged Buhari, whose administration it had accused of marginalising the South-South geopolitical zone, to further carry out an overhaul of the lopsided NNPC management in the interest of equity, fairness, peace and national cohesion.


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