Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has disengaged some heads of its subsidiaries and appointed new ones.
The corporation also appointed four new Group Executive Directors, GEDs, to man the four new directorates which have been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The corporation also retired 38 top management staff, reducing the number from 122 to 83.
The changes in the headship of the organisation were contained in a statement issued yesterday by NNPC Group General Manager (Group Public Affairs Division), Mr. Ohi Alegbe. He explained that the new Group Managing Director, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, made the appointment in line with the Federal Government’s aspiration to transform the Corporation into a lean, efficient, business-focused, transparent and accountable national oil company in keeping with international best practices.
The appointments, which were approved by President Buhari, include Dr. Maikanti Baru, Group Executive Director, Exploration and Production; Mr. Isiaka Abdulrazaq, Group Executive Director, Finance and Services; Mr. Dennis Nnamdi Ajulu, Group Executive Director, Refining and Technology, and Dr. Babatunde Victor Adeniran, Group Executive Director, Commercial and Investment.
Alegbe said that a new Company Secretary/Legal Adviser and Managing Directors have also been appointed for the Strategic Business Units. They are: Chidi Momah, Group General Manager, Company Secretary and Legal Adviser; Mrs. Esther Nnamdi Ogbue, Managing Director, Pipelines and Products Marketing Company PPMC; Mr. Chinedu Ezeribe, Managing Director, Warri Refining & Petrochemicals Company WRPC; Mr. Babatunde Bakare, Managing Director, Nigerian Gas Company NGC; Mr. Inuwa Ibrahim Waya, Managing Director, Hyson; Mr. Abubakar Mai-Bornu, Managing Director, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC and Mr. Ladipo Fagbola, Managing Director, NNPC Retail.
Others are Mr. Rowland Ewubare, Managing Director, Integrated Data Services Ltd, IDSL; Mr. Modupe Bammeke, Managing Director, NNPC Properties; Mr. Abdulkadir Saidu, Managing Director, Duke Oil; and Mr. Dafe Sejebor, Group General Manager, Nigerian Petroleum Investment Management Services, NAPIMS.
Also, in line with the aspiration to reposition the NNPC, 12 personnel have been recruited from the private sector into the top management cadre to jump-start a new business outlook to enhance the operational environment as a profit-driven business as against the current civil service orientation.

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