In a bid to strengthen and reposition the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), towards attaining global excellence and profitability, the management of the Corporation has announced the promotion and redeployment of some staff to fill key vacant positions.
According to a statement issued by the Corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru yesterday, Mr. Billy Okoye has been appointed the new Group Executive Director, Ventures & Business Development, while Mrs. A’isha Ahmadu-Katagum has been promoted to the position of Group Executive Director, Corporate Services.
Until their new appointments, Okoye and Mrs. Ahmadu-Katagum were Group General Managers, Crude Oil Marketing Division, (COMD), and Supply Chain Management Division in the Corporation, respectively.
Similarly, the former Chief Operating Officer, Business & Ventures Development, Engr. Adeyemi Adetunji, becomes the Group Executive Director, Downstream, while Mohammed Abdulkadir Ahmed, formerly Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services, becomes the Group Executive Director, Gas & Power.
Other Chief Operating Officer positions in the Corporation have now been redesignated 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 repositioning also saw the disengagement of Engr. Yusuf Usman, formerly Chief Operating Officer, Gas & Power.
The new appointments include that of GarbaDeen Muhammad, who will take over from Dr. Kennie Obateru as the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the Corporation.
Speaking on the development, Group Managing Director of the Corporation, 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.