NNPC undergoes major shake-up as various operations get new heads

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Tuesday made fresh appointments and deployments of top executive officers across the value chain of its operations.

A statement in Abuja by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, reported the NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru, as saying that the new appointments would help position the Corporation for challenges ahead and fill the gaps created by statutory staff retirements.

Ughamadu said 55 top management staff were affected in the exercise.

”Under the new arrangement, Roland Ewubare, formerly Managing Director of the Integrated Data Services Limited, IDSL, moves 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 Baru, takes over from Ewubare.

”Malami Shehu, Executive Director Operations of the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company, KRPC, was appointed Managing Director of the Port Harcourt Refining Company, PHRC while Adewale Ladenegan, former Managing Director of the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company, WRPC, was moved to head KRPC.

”In the same vein, Muhammed Abah, until recently, the Executive Director Operations of WRPC, succeeds Ladenegan as Managing Director of the refinery.


”With the retirement of Alhaji Farouk Ahmed as the MD of the Nigerian Products Marketing Company (NPMC), Umar Ajiya, former Group General Manager in charge of Corporate Planning and Strategy CP&S, now assumes duty as MD of NPMC while Bala Wunti, former General Manager, Downstream, Baru’s office, takes charge as Group General Manager CP&S.”

Other changes mentioned in the statement included Usman Yusuf who took over as Group General Manager/Senior Technical Assistant to Baru, while Adeyemi Adetunji was confirmed as Managing Director, NNPC Retail, alongside Dr Bola Afolabi who now functioned as Group General Manager in charge of Research and Development Division of the Corporation.

Also on the list is Mrs Ahmadu-Katagum, appointed Group General Manager (Shipping) in the Downstream Autonomous Business Unit while Kallamu Abdullahi takes over as the Group General Manager in charge of the Renewable Energy Division in the Downstream Autonomous Business Unit.

Dr Shaibu Musa was promoted MD of the NNPC Medical Services Limited while Ibrahim Birma is the new Group General Manager in charge of the Corporation’s Audit Division now renamed Governance, Risk and Compliance Division.

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