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NNPC's Kachikwu fires 38 top management staff, appoints 4 Executive Directors print

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The new GMD of  Nigeria National Petroluem Corporatin NNPC, Dr. Ibe is not leaving any stone unturned  in a bid to reposition the corporation has continued the purge and enhancement of top echelon of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC with new appointments, retirements and deployments of personnel.

Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, the new Group Managing Director of the Corporation  stepped up his action on Tuesday with the appointment of four new Group Executive Directors to man the four new Directorates that have been approved by the Presidency.

Dr. Kachikuwu said in a statement that the new appointments are in line with the Federal Government's aspiration to transform the Corporation into a lean, efficient, business-focused, transparent and accountable national oil company in keeping with international best practices.

The appointments which were approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, include Dr. Maikanti Baru, Group Executive Director, Exploration & Production; Isiaka Abdulrazaq, Group Executive Director, Finance & Services; Engr. Dennis Nnamdi Ajulu, Group Executive Director, Refining & Technology; and Dr. Babatunde Victor Adeniran, Group Executive Director, Commercial & Investment.

In the same vein, new Company Secretary/Legal Adviser and Managing Directors have also been appointed for the Strategic Business Units. They are: Chidi Momah, Group General Manager, Company Secretary & Legal Adviser; Esther Nnamdi Ogbue, Managing Director, Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC); Engr. Chinedu Ezeribe, Managing Director, Warri Refinning & Petrochemicals Company (WRPC).

Others are Babatunde Bakare, Managing Director, Nigerian Gas Company (NGC); Inuwa Ibrahim Waya, Managing Director, Hyson; Abubakar Mai-Bornu, Managing Director, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC); and Ladipo Fagbola, Managing Director, NNPC Retail.

Others include Rowland Ewubare, Managing Director, Integrated Data Services Ltd (IDSL); Modupe Bammeke, Managing Director, NNPC Prpoerties; Abdulkadir Saidu, Managing Director, Duke Oil; and Dafe Sejebor, Group General Manager, Nigerian Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS).

The Corporation also retired 38 top management staff reducing the number from 122 to 83.

The Corporation also said in line with the ongoing repositioning of the Corporation, 12 personnel have been recruited from the private sector into the top management cadre to jump-start a new business outlook to enhance the operational environment as a profit-driven business as against the current civil service orientation.

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