The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced new appointments and redeployments in the National Oil Company.
A release by the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, stated that the change witnessed the redeployment of the Chief Operating Officer, Upstream, Adeyemi Adetunji to the Ventures & Business Development Directorate as COO, a position left by Mr. Roland Onoriode Ewubare, who voluntary retired last week.
The Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division (COMD), Mr. Adokiye Tombomieye has been appointed the new Chief Operating Officer (COO), Upstream while the Managing Director of the Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NGMC), Mr. Mohammed Abdulkabir Ahmed has been appointed the new Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services, following the retirement of Farouk Garba Sa’id, last week.
The top-level staff movement also affected Sir. 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 Sir Okoye as Managing Director. Similarly, Executive Director Asset Management and Technical Services at the NGMC, Mr. Usman Farouk takes over from Mr. Ahmed as Managing Director.
The release also explained that President Buhari has accepted the resignation of the immediate past Chief Operating Officer, Ventures and New Business Directorate of the National Oil Company Mr. Roland Ewubare while the retirement of the immediate past Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services, Farouk Garba Said had also received the approval of Mr. President who thanked the two former COOs for their meritorious service to the corporation.
Speaking on the development, Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari, said the new appointments would enable the corporation live up to the expectation of her shareholders, Nigerians, and give impetus to the ongoing restructuring within the Corporation, which, he said, was in line with the corporate vision of Transparency, Accountability & Performance Excellence (TAPE).