Breaking: Fresh redeployment in NNPC affects Senior staff

The corporation in a statement has announced the promotion and redeployment of some staff to fill key vacant positions in the corporation.

According to the statement, the appointments and redeployments were to strengthen and reposition the NNPC towards attaining global excellence and profitability.

It was reported that Mr Garba Muhammad, has been appointed to take over from Obateru as the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division.

The spokesperson added that Obateru would be retiring from service in September.

It also stated that Mr. Billy Okoye, who has now been appointed the new Group Executive Director, Ventures & Business Development.

Until their new appointments, Okoye and Ahmadu-Katagum were Group General Managers, Crude Oil Marketing Division (COMD) and Supply Chain Management Division respectively at NNPC.

Also, Mr Adeyemi Adetunji, formerly Chief Operating Officer, Business & Ventures Development, becomes the Group Executive Director, Downstream

Mr Mohammed Abdulkabir Ahmed, formerly Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services, becomes the Group Executive Director, Gas And Power.

Other chief operating officer positions in the corporation have now been re-designated as Group Executive Directors (GEDs), in alignment with the rules of Company & Allied Matters Act (CAMA), preparatory to the new status of the corporation as a limited liability company, post-Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), the NNPC stated.

Group Managing Director of the corporation, Mr Mele Kyari, commenting on the new arrangement, said the appointments would enable the corporation live up to the expectations of Nigerians and achieve its vision of becoming a world-class energy company of choice.

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