There has been a major shake-up in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) with a total of 55 top management staff affected in the exercise.
The move, according to an NNPC statement, is part of an ongoing restructuring across the value chain of its operations.
Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, told NNPC staff shortly before the announcement was made public that the new appointments would not only help to position the Corporation for the challenges ahead but would help fill the gaps created due to statutory retirements of staff.
The top appointments and deployments are as follows:
- Malami Shehu, Executive Director Operations, of the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company, KRPC, was appointed Managing Director of the Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC)
- Adewale Ladenegan, former MD of the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company, WRPC becomes MD of KRPC
- Muhammed Abah, former Executive Director Operations of WRPC succeeds becomes MD of Warri Refinery.
- Roland Ewubare, formerly MD of the Integrated Data Services Limited (IDSL) becomes Group General Manager of the National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS)
- Diepriye Tariah, former GGM and Senior Technical Assistant to the NNPC GMD takes over as MD of IDSL.
- Umar Ajiya, former GGM in charge of Corporate Planning and Strategy, (CP&S) now assumes duty as MD of the Nigerian Products Marketing Company (NPMC). This follows the retirement of Alhaji Farouk Ahmed
- Bala Wunti, former, General Manager, Downstream, GMD’s Office takes charge as GGM CP&S.
- Usman Yusuf takes over as GGM/STA to the GMD
- Adeyemi Adetunji confirmed as MD NNPC Retail alongside
- Dr. Bola Afolabi takes over as GGM in charge of Research and Development Division of NNPC
- Mrs. Ahmadu-Katagum appointed GGM (Shipping) in the Downstream Autonomous Business Unit
- Kallamu Abdullahi takes over as the GGM in charge of the Renewable Energy Division in the Downstream ABU.
- Dr. Shaibu Musa was promoted MD of the NNPC Medical Services Limited
- Ibrahim Birma is the new GGM in charge of the Corporation’s Audit Division now renamed Governance, Risk and Compliance Division.