55 top guns affected in NNPC major shake-up

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Th e Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, has conducted a major shake-up in the Corporation and some of its subsidiaries which aff ected 55 top management staff members.

A statement signed by the Group General Manager, Group Public Aff air Division, Ndu Ughamadu, said the development which aff ected 55 senior management staff from major departments was part of the ongoing restructuring of the Corporation.

Under the new postings, Roland Ewubare, formerly Managing Director of the Integrated Data Services Limited (IDSL) was moved to the National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) as the new Group General Manager (GGM), 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, Kaduna Refi ning and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) was appointed Managing Director of the Port Harcourt Refi ning Company (PHRC) while Adewale Ladenegan, former MD of the Warri Refi ning 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 Refi nery.

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

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

Also 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

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