NNPC reshuffles key personnel, names Ewubare’s replacement

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Sunday, announced a major reshuffling of key personnel in some of its divisions and subsidiaries, while it also named Engr. Adeyemi Adetunji, as the new Chief Operating Officer, Ventures and New Business Directorate, to replace Mr. Roland Ewebare who resigned last week.

In a statement in Abuja, the NNPC, who also announced the retirement of its Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services, Engr. Farouk Sa’id, stated that until his appointment, Adetunji was the Chief Operating Officer in charge of the NNPC’s Upstream Division.

In the statement, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Dr. KennieObateru, also disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the resignation of Mr. Roland Ewubare, and also approved Engr. Farouk Sa’id, while the president, according to him, thanked the two former COOs for their meritorious service to the corporation.

Obateru explained that the new appointments and redeployments in the NNPC were part of ongoing efforts to strengthen and reposition the corporation for greater efficiency, transparency, and profitability in line with the Next Level Agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Giving a breakdown of the redeployments and appointments, Obateru stated that Mr. AdokiyeTombomieye, Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division (COMD), was appointed the new Chief Operating Officer (COO), Upstream; while Mr. Mohammed Ahmed, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NGMC), has been appointed the new Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services, the position formerly held by Engr. Farouk GarbaSa’id,  who retired last week.

He said, “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, Mr. Usman Farouk, Executive Director Asset Management and Technical Services at the NGMC, takes over from Mr. Ahmed as Managing Director.”

Commenting on the redeployments and appointments, Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, said the new appointments would enable the corporation to live up to the expectation of her shareholders, Nigerians, and give impetus to the ongoing restructuring within the Corporation.

According to him, this was in line with the corporate vision of Transparency, Accountability & Performance Excellence (TAPE).

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