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Shake-up in NNPC as refineries MDs, others redeployed
  • Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015






The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC yesterday announced a major restructuring of the Corporation with the appointments and deployments of top executives across the value chain of its operations.

Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, told the staff 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.

Under the new arrangement, Roland Ewubare, formerly MD of the Integrated Data Services Limited, IDSL 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. 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 assumes duty as MD of NPMC while Bala Wunti, former, General Manager, Downstream, GMD's Office takes charge as GGM CP&S. The new structure also would facilitate new offices in major oil trading centres across the world.

Photo Caption: Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru

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