The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has reshuffled and made new appointments to the management staff of some of its business units.
According to a statement signed by Kennie Obateru, general manager of the NNPC public affairs division, the shake-up is part of efforts to “strengthen and reposition the corporation for greater efficiency, transparency and profitability”.
Adokiye Tombomieye, NNPC general manager, crude oil marketing division (COMD), will now serve as the new chief operating officer (COO), upstream; while Mohammed Abdulkabir Ahmed, managing director of the Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NGMC), takes over as the new chief operating officer for corporate services.
Adeyemi Adetunji was redeployed from being the chief operating officer upstream to the ventures and business development directorate as COO.
Billy Okoye was also redeployed from the corporation’s downstream company, NNPC Retail Limited, as managing director to replace Tombomieye’s previous position; while Elizabeth Aliyuda, the general manager, sales and marketing NNPC retail limited, takes over from Okoye as managing director.
Usman Farouk, NGMC executive director asset management and technical service, also takes over from Ahmed as NGMC managing director.
Commenting on the reshuffling, Mele Kyari, NNPC GMD, said the new appointments would help the corporation live up to the expectations of Nigerians and “give impetus to the ongoing restructuring within the corporation”.
Kyari added that the development was in line with the corporate vision of transparency, accountability & performance excellence (TAPE).
According to the statement, President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the resignation of Roland Ewubare, the immediate past COO, ventures and new business directorate, and congratulated Farouk Garba, immediate past COO, corporate services, on his retirement.
The president was also said to have thanked the two former COOs for their meritorious service to the corporation.