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Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has joggled some of its top management staff in furtherance of efforts to reposition the organisation for greater efficiency, transparency and profitability.

Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the Corporation, Dr Kennie Obateru, disclosed the development in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, noting that the redeployments and appointments were in line with the ‘Next Level Agenda’ of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

He said that under the exercise, Mr. Adokiye Tombomieye, the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division (COMD), is now the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Upstream, just as Mohammed Abdulkabir Ahmed, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NGMC), has been appointed COO, Corporate Services, following the retirement of Mr. Farouk Garba.

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Mr Adeyemi Adetunji, hitherto the COO Upstream, has been moved to the Ventures and Business Development Directorate as COO, to replace Roland Onoriode Ewubare, who voluntarily retired last week.

Mallam Mele Kyari

Similarly, Mr. Billy Okoye, Managing Director of the NNPC Retail Limited replaces Tombomieye as the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division, while Mrs. Elizabeth Aliyuda, the General Manager, Sales and Marketing NNPC Retail Limited, takes over from Okoye as Managing Director.

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Obateru said Usman Farouk, Executive Director Asset Management and Technical Services at the NGMC, replaces Ahmed as Managing Director.

He noted that President Buhari had accepted the resignation of Mr. Roland Ewubare, who was the immediate past COO, Ventures and New Business Directorate of the corporation, as well the retirement of Mr. Farouk Garba, the immediate past COO, Corporate Services. Buhari, he said, thanked the two former COOs for their meritorious service to the corporation and the nation.

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Obateru quoted the Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Malam Mele Kyari, as saying that the new appointments would enable the corporation to live up to the expectation of its shareholders and Nigerians, adding that the exercise would give impetus to the ongoing restructuring within the corporation, which is in line with the corporate vision of transparency, accountability and excellence in performance.

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