The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has announced the re-organisation of its management staff in a major shake-up that affected 55 top executives.
The NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Maikanti Baru,on Tuesday said the new appointments would not only help to position the corporation for the challenges ahead but help fill the gaps created by statutory retirement of some officers.
Under the new arrangement, Roland Ewubare, formerly the managing director of the Integrated Data Services Limited, has been moved to the National Petroleum Investment Management Services as the new group general manager, while Diepriye Tariah, the former group general manager and senior technical assistant to the NNPC’s GMD takes over from Ewubare as the MD of the IDSL.
The Executive Director, Operations, Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company, Malami Shehu, was appointed the managing director of the Port Harcourt Refining Company, while Adewale Ladenegan, former MD of the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company, was moved to the KRPC as MD.
In the same vein, Muhammed Abah, until recently, the Executive Director, Operations of the WRPC, succeeds Ladenegan as the MD of the WRPC.
With the retirement of Farouk Ahmed as the MD of the Nigerian Products Marketing Company, Umar Ajiya, the former GGM in charge of Corporate Planning and Strategy, was named the MD of the NPMC while Bala Wunti, formerly the general manager, Downstream at the GMD’s office had been asked to take charge as the GGM CP&S, a statement by the NNPC said.
The statement by the spokesman for the NNPC, Ndu Ughamadu, also showed that Usman Yusuf was made the GGM/STA to the GMD; Adeyemi Adetunji was confirmed as the MD of the NNPC Retail, while Dr. Bola Afolabi was named as the GGM, Research and Development Division of the corporation.
Ahmadu Katagum was appointed the GGM, Shipping, in the Downstream Autonomous Business Unit, while Kallamu Abdullahi was made the GGM in charge of the Renewable Energy Division in the Downstream ABU.
Shaibu Musa was promoted to the position of the MD of the NNPC, Medical Services Limited, just as Ibrahim Birma was appointed the new GGM in charge of the corporation’s Audit Division, which was renamed Governance, Risk and Compliance Division.