JUST IN: NNPC GETS NEW MD, OPERATING OFFICERS
BlackBox Nigeria has it on good account that President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
According to the Presidency, the appointment takes effect from 8 July.
BlackBox Nigeraia gathers that the ne MD will now replace Dr. Maikanti Baru as the 19th Group Managing Director of the National Oil Company.
In the yesterday’s official release from the capital territory, Abuja by the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, stated that President Buhari also appointed alongside Kyari, seven new Chief Operating Officers.
Until his new appointment, Kyari, a geologist, was Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of NNPC and also doubled, since 13th May, 2018, as Nigeria’s National Representative to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC.
President Buhari has directed that the New GMD and the newly appointed Chief Operating Officers work with the current occupiers of the various offices till 7th July, 2019 towards a smooth transition on 8th July 2019 when their appointments would take effect to ensure a smooth transition.
The newly appointed Chief Operating Officers are:
Mr. Roland Onoriode Ewubare (South-South) – Chief Operating Officer, Upstream
Engr. Mustapha Yinusa Yakubu (North Central) – Chief Operating Officer Refining and Petrochemicals
Engr. Yusuf Usman (North East) – Chief Operating Officer, Gas and Power
Ms. Lawrencia Nwadiabuwa Ndupu (South East), Chief Operating Officer Ventures
Mr. Umar Isa Ajiya (North West) – Chief Financial Officer
Engr. Adeyemi Adetunji (South West) – Chief Operating Officer, Downstream and
Mr. Farouk Garba Said (North West) – Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services.
Ughamadu stated in the release that NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, had congratulated the new appointees.
BlackBox Nigeria recalls from the organization’s spokesperson, that under the watch of the outgoing M.D, the Crude Oil Marketing Division recorded noticeable transformation in the management and sales of the various Nigeria’s crude oil grades via an infusion of transparency and automation of the processes.