NNPC redeploys top officials, makes new appointments

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) redeployed top officials
Emeh Joy

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced that it has redeployed its top officials and made new appointments as well.

It said the move would help strengthen and reposition the national oil company for greater transparency, efficiency and profitability.

Dr Kennie Obateru, the corporation's Group Manager, Group Public Affairs Division said that among those redeployed was Engr. Adeyemi Adetunji, the Chief Operating Officer Upstream who was moved to the Ventures and Business Development Directorate as COO.

The COO position was left by Mr Roland Onoriode Ewubare who retired voluntarily last week.

Mr Adokiye Tombomieye, the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division (COMD) is now appointed the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) Upstream.

At the same time, Mr Mohammed Abdulkabir Ahmed, who held the office of the Managing Director of the Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NGMC) is now the new Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services.

The top-level redeployment also affected the likes of Sir Billy Okoye who was 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.

Mrs Elizabeth Aliyuda, the General Manager, Sales and Marketing NNPC Retail Limited, takes over from Sir Okoye as the Managing Director.

The statement further stated that President Muhammadu Buhari had accepted the resignation of Mr Roland Ewubare, who was the immediate former Chief Operating Officer Ventures and New Business Directorate of the National Oil Company.

In the same vein, the retirement of the immediate past Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services also received the approval of Mr President.

Mallam Mele Kyari, then Group Managing Director of the Corporation also spoke regarding the new appointments and said it would enable the corporation to live up to the expectation of its shareholders and Nigerians as a whole.

He also said the restructuring was in line with the corporate vision of Transparency, Accountability and Performance Excellence (TAPE).

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