The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced new appointments and redeployments in the National Oil Company, as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen and reposition NNPC for greater efficiency, transparency and profitability.
Adokiye Tombomieye, the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division (COMD), has been appointed the new Chief Operating Officer (COO), Upstream while Mohammed Ahmed, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NGMC), has been appointed the new Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services, following the retirement of Farouk Garba Sa’id, last week.
A statement by the NNPC’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Kennie Obateru, stated that Adeyemi Adetunji, the former Chief Operating Officer, Upstream has been redeployed to the Ventures and Business Development Directorate as COO, after Roland Ewubare retired last week.
Mr Billy Okoye 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 Elizabeth Aliyuda, the General Manager, Sales and Marketing NNPC Retail Limited, takes over from Mr Okoye as head of the downstream unit.
Mr Usman Farouk, Executive Director Asset Management and Technical Services at the NGMC takes over from Mr Ahmed as Managing Director.
President Buhari has accepted the resignation of Roland Ewubare, the NNPC’s immediate past Chief Operating Officer, Ventures and New Business Directorate and the retirement of the former Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services, Farouk Said.
Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, said the new appointments would enable the corporation live up to the expectation of Nigerians and give impetus to the ongoing restructuring within the Corporation, which, he said, was in line with its corporate vision of Transparency, Accountability and Performance Excellence (TAPE).