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Major shake-up in NNPC, 55 top officials redeployed

By Michael Eboh
ABUJA – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday, announced major restructuring in its operations with the appointment and redeployment of 55 key executives in its refineries and services subsidiaries.

Dr Maikanti Baru, NNPC boss

In a statement in Abuja, Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr. Maikanti Baru, said the new appointments would not only help to position the corporation for the challenges ahead but also help fill the gaps created due to statutory retirement of staff.

In the statement signed by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, the NNPC disclosed that under the new arrangement, Roland Ewubare, formerly Managing Director of Integrated Data Services Limited, IDSL, had been moved to the National Petroleum Investment Management Services, NAPIMS, as the new Group General Manager, while Diepriye Tariah, former Group General Manager and Senior Technical Assistant to the NNPC GMD takes over from Ewubare as MD of IDSL.

It added that Malami Shehu, Executive Director Operations, of the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company, KRPC, was appointed Managing Director of  Port Harcourt Refining Company, PHRC, while Adewale Ladenegan, former MD of Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company, WRPC, was moved to KRPC to assume duty as MD.

In the same vein, the NNPC said Muhammed Abah, who until recently was  Executive Director Operations of WRPC succeeds Ladenegan as MD of Warri Refinery.

It also added that with the retirement of Mr. Farouk Ahmed as the MD of Nigerian Products Marketing Company, NPMC, Umar Ajiya, former GGM in charge of Corporate Planning and Strategy, CP&S, has now been appointed as MD of NPMC while Bala Wunti, former General Manager, Downstream, GMD’s Office takes charge as GGM CP&S.

Other changes, the NNPC said, include Usman Yusuf, who took over as GGM/STA to the GMD; Adeyemi Adetunji confirmed as MD NNPC Retail alongside Mr. Bola Afolabi, who now functions as GGM in charge of Research and Development Division of the corporation.

NNPC noted: “Also on the list is Mrs. Ahmadu-Katagum appointed GGM (Shipping) in the Downstream Autonomous Business Unit, ABU, while Kallamu Abdullahi takes over as the GGM in charge of the Renewable Energy Division in the Downstream ABU.

“Mr. Shaibu Musa was promoted MD of the NNPC Medical Services Limited while Ibrahim Birma is the new GGM in charge of the Corporation’s Audit Division now renamed Governance, Risk and Compliance Division.”

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