National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for appointing mostly northerners to
senior management positions after some of its staff were disengaged in March.
leaders and groups has forced the NNPC to make a statement. Kennie Obateru,
speaking on behalf of the NNPC on Sunday, said that her appointments often
complied with the principle of openness and accountability.
federal nature was also a factor in the progression of the newly appointed
members. It said that many of the top management officers of the company have
moved to new positions, while others have been elevated on the basis of their
verifiable record of success.
Executive Officers, Group General Managers and Managing Directors of
subsidiaries were affected by what some industry observers have described as
the most comprehensive placement exercise in the recent history of the National
the redeployment of the former COO, Upstream, Roland Ewubare, to the
Directorate of Projects and Business Growth as COO. NNPC said that Ewubare ‘s position as COO
Upstream had been taken over by Adeyemi Adetunji, formerly the COO in charge of
redeployed to the Downstream, is a Physicist and renowned explorationist that
has held many key positions.
Petroleum Products Marketing Company was appointed as the new GGM of the
National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS).
the new MD of the NNPC Trading Company, was the MD of NIDAS, a shipping arm of
retained Adokiye Tombomieye, from the South-South, as GGM, Crude Oil Marketing.
appointments represented a leadership determined to ensure the placement of
square pegs in square holes.