President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of NNPC.
Kyari Appointment was contained in a release today, Thursday in Abuja by the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu. Mr Ughamadu stated that, “President Buhari also appointed alongside Kyari, seven new Chief Operating Officers. The newly appointed General Managing Director (GMD) was until his new appointment, 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.
“Buhari has directed that the New GMD and the newly appointed Chief Operating Officers (Coos) work with the current occupiers of the various offices till 7th July, 2019 towards a smooth transition on 8thJuly 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:
The newly appointed COOs are:
1. Mr. Roland Onoriode Ewubare (S/South) – COO Upstream
2. Engr. Mustapha Yinusa Yakubu (N/ Central) – COO Refining & Petrochemicals
3. Engr. Yusuf Usman (N/East) – COO, Gas & Power
4. Ms. Lawrencia Nwadiabuwa Ndupu (S/East), COO Ventures
5. Mr. Umar Isa Ajiya (N/West) – Chief Financial Officer6. Engr. Adeyemi Adetunji (S/West) – COO, Downstream and
7. Mr. Farouk Garba Said (N/West) – COO, Corporate Services. “
Ughamadu stated in the release that NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr KBaru, had congratulated the new appointees.
Mallam Kyari’s Profile
Mallam Kyari is a quintessential crude oil marketer with prerequisite certification and outfield pedigree in Petroleum Economics and crude oil and gas trading.
In the last 27 years he had traversed the entire value chain of the Petroleum Industry, with exceptional records of performance.
Under his watch, the Crude Oil Marketing Division has 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, ” Nghamadu stated.