National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said in a major shake-up announced Sunday
that it has made new appointments and redeployments, in a move to strengthen and
reposition it for greater efficiency, transparency and profitability.
Dr Kennie Obateru, who made the revelation in a statement, said that Mr Adokiye
Tombomieye, the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division (COMD), has
been appointed the new Chief Operating Officer (COO), Upstream while Mr
Mohammed Abdulkabir Ahmed, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Gas Marketing
Company (NGMC), has been appointed the new Chief Operating Officer, Corporate
Services, following the retirement of Engr. Farouk Garba Sa’id, last week.
the change 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
voluntarily retired last week.
staff movement also affected Mr 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 Mr Okoye as Managing Director.
Usman Farouk, Executive Director Asset Management and Technical Services at the
NGMC takes over from Mr Ahmed as Managing Director
also explained that President Buhari has accepted the resignation of Mr Roland
Ewubare, who was the immediate past Chief Operating Officer, Ventures and New
Business Directorate of the National Oil Company while the retirement of the
immediate past Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services, Engr. Farouk Garba
Said had also received the approval of Mr President who thanked the two former
COOs for their meritorious service to the Corporation.
Managing Director of the Corporation, Mr Mele Kyari, described the new
appointments as what would enable the Corporation to live up to the expectation
of its shareholders, Nigerians, and ultimately give impetus to the ongoing
restructuring within the Corporation, in line with the corporate vision of
Transparency, Accountability & Performance Excellence (TAPE).