President Muhamamdu Buhari, has effected a massive shake in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, with Northerners taking over major key positions.
Under the new arrangement, Roland Ewubare, the MD of IDSL before the shake-up, moves to 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.
For the refineries, 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 who was the Executive Director Operations of WRPC, succeeds Ladenegan as MD of Warri Refinery.
With the retirement of 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.
Other changes include: Usman Yusuf, who takes over as GGM/Senior Technical Assistant, STA, to the GMD; Adeyemi Adetunji, confirmed 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 are: 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 as 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.