Shake up at NNPC. Buhari replaces Baru with Kyari

Buhari appoints Kyari as NNPC MD
  • NNPC Gets New GMD, Seven Chief Operating Officers
  • Buhari Appoints Kyari
  • New Appointees to Work with Current Office Holders till 7th July 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

A release today in Abuja by the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, stated that President Buhari also appointed alongside Kyari, seven new Chief Operating Officers.

Until his new appointment, Kyari, a geologist, was 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.

President Buhari has directed that the New GMD and the newly appointed Chief Operating Officers work with the current occupiers of the various offices till 7th July, 2019 towards a smooth transition on 8th July 2019 when their appointments would take effect to ensure a smooth transition. However, the appointment of Mr. Farouk Garba Said (North West), who is replacing a retiring Chief Operating Officer, is effective from 28th June, 2019.

The newly appointed Chief Operating Officers are:

1.    Mr. Roland Onoriode Ewubare (South-South) – Chief Operating Officer, Upstream

2.    Engr. Mustapha Yinusa Yakubu (North Central) – Chief Operating Officer Refining and Petrochemicals

3.    Engr. Yusuf Usman (North East) – Chief Operating Officer, Gas and Power

4.    Ms. Lawrencia Nwadiabuwa Ndupu (South East), Chief Operating Officer Ventures

5.    Mr. Umar Isa Ajiya (North West) – Chief Financial Officer

6. Engr. Adeyemi Adetunji (South West) – Chief Operating Officer, Downstream and

7.    Mr. Farouk Garba Said (North West) – Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services.

Ughamadu stated in the release that NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, had congratulated the new appointees.

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