The Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the promotion and redeployment of some staff to fill key vacant positions.
In a statement today, August 9 by the Corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru said that Mr. Billy Okoye has been appointed the new Group Executive Director, Ventures & Business Development while Mrs. Aisha Ahmadu-Katagum has been promoted to the position of Group Executive Director, Corporate Services.
The statement said that until their new appointments, Mr. Okoye and Mrs. Ahmadu-Katagum were Group General Managers, Crude Oil Marketing Division (COMD) and Supply Chain Management Division in the Corporation, respectively.
It said that Engineer Adeyemi Adetunji, formerly Chief Operating Officer, Business & Ventures Development is now the Group Executive Director, Downstream, even as Mohammed Abdulkabir Ahmed, formerly Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services, is now the Group Executive Director, Gas & Power.
The statement said that 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 Mr. Garba Deen Muhammad, who will take over from Dr. Kennie Obateru as the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the Corporation.”
The statement quoted the Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari as saying that the new 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.