The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has redeployed some senior officials as part of an ongoing efforts to reposition the oil giant for efficiency, transparency and profitability.
Its Group General Manager Group Public Affairs Division Dr. Kennie Obateru said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, that the redeployments and appointments were in line with the ‘Next Level Agenda’ of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
In the shake-up, Crude Oil Marketing Division (COMD) Group General Manager Adokiye Tombomieye has been appointed the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Upstream.
According to the statement, Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NGMC) Managing Director Mohammed Abdulkabir Ahmed has been named the new COO, (Corporate Services) following the retirement of Farouk Garba.
The COO (Upstream) Adeyemi Adetunji was redeployed to Ventures and Business Development Directorate as COO. He replaces Roland Onoriode Ewubare who voluntarily retired last week.
Also, NNPC Retail Limited Managing Director Billy Okoye replaces Tombomieye in COMD as Group General Manager.
Obateru said Sales and Marketing NNPC Retail Limited General Manager Mrs. Elizabeth Aliyuda now takes over from Okoye as Managing Director.
He said Usman Farouk, the Executive Director Asset Management and Technical Services at the NGMC takes over from Mr. Ahmed as Managing Director.
The NNPC spokesman also stated that President Buhari had accepted Ewubare’s and Garba’s resignations.
He said the President thanked the two former COOs for their meritorious service to the corporation and the nation.
Obateru quoted the Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Malam Mele Kyari, as saying that the new appointments would enable the corporation to live up to the expectation of its shareholders and Nigerians.
He added that the shake-up will give impetus to the ongoing restructuring within the corporation, which is in line with the corporate vision of “Transparency, Accountability and Performance Excellence (TAPE).’’