NNPC’s Major Shake-Up, Star studded With Northern Names

The Oasis Reporters

August 30, 2017

Maikanti Baru, NNPC Group Managing Director.

In a cursory overview of the recent shake up of The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC after it’s previous gale of retirements, the All. Baru led organization has announced the appointments and deployments of top executives across the value chain of it’s operations.
Muhammed Abah and Malami Shehu move down south to take over the leadership in Warri and Port Harcourt refineries respectively.

The corporation in a Tuesday statement said, 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. A total of 55 top management staff were affected in the exercise.

The new deployments have Roland Ewubare, former MD of the Integrated Data Services Limited, IDSL who now moves to the National Petroleum Investment Management Services, NAPIMS as the new Group General Manager while Diepriye Tariah, former GGM and Senior Technical Assistant to the NNPC GMD takes over from Ewubare as MD of IDSL.

Malami Shehu, Executive Director Operations, of the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company, KRPC, was appointed Managing Director of the Port Harcourt Refining Company, PHRC while Adewale Ladenegan, former MD of the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company, WRPC was moved to KRPC to assume duty as MD.

In the same vein, Muhammed Abah, until recently, the Executive Director Operations of WRPC succeeds Ladenegan as MD of Warri Refinery.

Umar Ajiya, former GGM in charge of Corporate Planning and Strategy, (CP&S) now assumes duty as MD of NPMC following the retirement of Alh. Farouk Ahmed as the MD of the Nigerian Products Marketing Company, (NPMC) while Bala Wunti, former, General Manager, Downstream, GMD’s Office takes charge as GGM CP&S.

Other changes include: Usman Yusuf who takes over as GGM/STA to the GMD, Adeyemi Adetunji confirmed as MD NNPC Retail alongside Dr. Bola Afolabi who now functions as GGM in charge of Research and Development Division of the Corporation.

Another name on the list is Mrs. Ahmadu-Katagum appointed GGM (Shipping) in the Downstream Autonomous Business Unit while 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 while Ibrahim Birma is the new GGM in charge of the Corporation’s Audit Division now renamed Governance, Risk and Compliance Division.

From the foregoing appointments, people of the South south which is the Niger delta region who suffer the most land degradation and get their waters despoiled, always get underrepresented in a corporation that does all it’s major business in the area.

 

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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