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NNPC Makes Top-Level Staff Changes

The exit of two chief operating officers (COOs) of the national oil company, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has triggered top-level leadership changes in the management of the organisation, it has been announced.

The departing officers include Engr Faroul Garba (Corporate Services), and Mr. Roland Onoriode Ewubare (Ventures & Business Development).

While Garba has attained mandatory retirement status, Ewubare choose to voluntary retire a statement from the Group General Manager Public Affairs, Dr. Kennie Obateru, said.

President Muhammadu Buhari has since accepted their notices of retirements and thanked the duo “for their meritorious service to the corporation,” the statement said.

Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr. Mele Kyari, was quoted as saying that the new appointments and redeployments in the light of the retirements is part of ongoing “efforts to strengthen and reposition NNPC for greater efficiency, transparency and profitability.”

The NNPC boss expressed confidence that new appointees will continue to help the Corporation to “live up to the expectation of her shareholders, Nigerians, and give impetus to the ongoing restructuring within the Corporation in line with the corporate vision of Transparency, Accountability & Performance Excellence (TAPE).”

Below is a table of the latest postings and movements in the Corporation as announced:

Top-level NNPC officers redeployed in July 2020