A statement on Thursday in Abuja by the NNPC Group General Manager
, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu
, specified that President Buhari also assigned together with Kyari, 7 new Chief Operating Police officers.
Up until his new appointment, Kyari, a geologist, was Group General Manager
, Crude Oil Marketing Division of NNPC as well as also doubled, since 13th May, 2018, as Nigeria’s National Rep to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC.
According to the statement, 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 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 statement noted.
The newly appointed Chief Operating Officers are:
Mr. Roland Onoriode Ewubare (South-South) – Chief Operating Officer, Upstream
Engr. Mustapha Yinusa Yakubu (North Central) – Chief Operating Officer Refining and Petrochemicals
Engr. Yusuf Usman (North East) – Chief Operating Officer, Gas and Power
Ms. Lawrencia Nwadiabuwa Ndupu (South East), Chief Operating Officer Ventures
Mr. Umar Isa Ajiya (North West) – Chief Financial Officer
Engr. Adeyemi Adetunji (South West) – Chief Operating Officer, Downstream and
Mr. Farouk Garba Said (North West) – Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services.
Ughamadu added that the NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru
, had actually congratulated the new appointees.
“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,” the statement added.
Kyari would be the 19th Group Managing Director of the National Oil Company.
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