Written by Godfrey AKON

NNPC: Kyari, others to take over July 8

Newly appointed Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari, and six operating officers would fully take over management of the oil firm on July 8th. 

A statement by the spokesperson of the corporation, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, said President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the New GMD and six Chief Operating Officers to work with the current officials till 7th July, 2019, while the appointment of Mr. Farouk Garba Said from North West as the Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services, will take effect from 28th June, 2019 because he is replacing a retiring Chief Operating Officer.

Kyari's appointment followed the attainment of the compulsory retirement age of 60 by the current Group Managing Director, Maikanti Baru.

Kyari, a geologist, would be the 19th Group Managing Director of NNPC. He has put in 27 years of career in the state-0run oil firm and traversed the entire value chain of the petroleum industry, with exceptional records of performance.

Until his new appointment, he was the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of NNPC and also doubled, since 13th May, 2018, as Nigeria’s National Representative to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC.

Under his watch, the Crude Oil Marketing Division had recorded noticeable transformation in the management and sales of the various Nigeria’s crude oil grades via an infusion of transparency and automation of the processes, the release by the

Other Chief Operating Officers include: Mr. Roland Onoriode Ewubare (South-      South) – Chief Operating Officer, Upstream; Engr. Mustapha Yinusa Yakubu (North Central) – Chief Operating Officer Refining and Petrochemicals and Engr. Yusuf Usman (North East) - Chief Operating Officer, Gas and Power.

Others are: Ms. Lawrencia Nwadiabuwa Ndupu (South East), Chief Operating Officer Ventures; Mr. Umar Isa Ajiya (North West) - Chief Financial Officer and Engr. Adeyemi Adetunji (South West) - Chief Operating Officer, Downstream.

Meanwhile, the current GMD of NNPC, Baru, has congratulated the new appointees.



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