To strengthen and reposition the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), towards attaining global excellence and profitability the Management has announced the promotion and redeployment of some staff to fill key vacant positions.
Commenting, the Group Managing Director, NNPC, Mele Kyari, said the new appointments would enable the Corporation to live up to the expectations of Nigerians and achieve its vision of becoming a world-class energy company of choice.
Section 53 (1) of the new PIB provides for the incorporation of the NNPC as a limited liability company to be called, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Limited), to enable it to assume a commercial status.
Preparatory to this, the Group General Manager (GGM), Group Public Affairs Division (GPAD), NNPC, Dr. Kennie Obateru, in a statement on Monday, announced the appointments of Mr. Billy Okoye as the new Group Executive Director, Ventures & Business Development, while Mrs. Aisha Ahmadu-Katagum is now the new Group Executive Director, Corporate Services.
Until their promotions, Okoye and Mrs. Ahmadu-Katagum were Group General Managers, Crude Oil Marketing Division (COMD), and Supply Chain Management Division in the Corporation, respectively.
The new appointments would enable the Corporation to live up to the expectations of Nigerians and achieve its vision of becoming a world-class energy company of choice.
Similarly, Mr. Adeyemi Adetunji, formerly Chief Operating Officer (COO), Business & Ventures Development, becomes the Group Executive Director, Downstream, while Mr. Mohammed Abdulkabir Ahmed, formerly COO, Corporate Services, is now the Group Executive Director, Gas & Power.
Other Chief Operating Officers have been re-designated as Group Executive Directors (GEDs), in alignment with the Company & Allied Matters Act (CAMA), preparatory to the new status of the Corporation as a Limited Liability Company, post-Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).
The repositioning also saw the disengagement of Mr Yusuf Usman, formerly Chief Operating Officer, Gas & Power.
The new appointments also include Mr. Garba Deen Muhammad, who will succeed Dr. Obateru as the news spokesman of the Corporation as he takes over as the GGM, GPAD.
According to sources, Obateru, the incumbent spokesperson for the Corporation is due for statutory retirement next month, when he would have attained the age of 60, following 30 years of meritorious service across the NNPC system.