Nigeria’s national oil corporation appoints new bosses

NNPC . Off shore oil rig

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced new appointments, redeployment and secondments into key positions in the oil corporation . . .

In a press statement by the management of the Corporation, these appointments take effect immediately. The new unit heads are expected to resume fully by April 1 2016”.

NNPC . Kachikwu . Oil Price

Mini BIO – NNPC Restructuring & Alleged Unbundling

Earlier, the NNPC was embroiled in a controversy when the two major oil workers’ unions (PENGASSAN & NUPENG) accused the corporation’s GMD, top management and the Nigerian government of allegedly attempting to unbundle the corporation without recourse to transparency, and without letting them into the alleged unbundling exercise.

The GMD who also doubles as the Minister of State of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources debunked the allegations. Dr. Ibe Kachikwu while debunking the unbundling of the NNPC said the government was only reorganizing internal operations and structures to enhance efficiency, workability and marketability of the entire corporation.

Apparently, before his explanations, the oil workers’ unions had ordered a nationwide strike action which acerbated fuel distributions nationwide, causing fuel scarcity and very long queues at petrol stations throughout Nigeria. The unions have suspended their strike action after a meeting with the government.

The appointments are part of the recent reorganization by the management of the corporation.

They new appointments, redeployments & secondments are listed below:

Appointed GEDs/COOs

Upstream – Bello Rabiu

Downstream – Henry Ikem–Obih

Refineries – Anibor Kragha

Gas and Power – Saidu Mohammed

Ventures – Babatunde Adeniran

Finance & Accounts – Isiaka Abdulrazaq

Corporate Services – Isa Inuwa

GGMs Strategy & Execution (Supporting the GEDs/COOs)

Downstream – Surajdeen Afolabi

Refineries – Ugochukwu Afamefuna Vitalis

Gas and Power – Yusuf Matashi

Ventures – Ladipo Fagbola

Finance and Accounts – Ahmadu Sambo

Corporate Services – Modupe Bammake

Strategic Business Unit Heads

Upstream MD IDSL – Roland Ewubare

Downstream MD Retail – Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue

MD Nigeria Petroleum Marketing – Ahmed Farouk

GGM Marine Logistics – Dalhatu Makama

Refineries MD PHRC – Bafred Enjugu

MD WRPC – Adewale Ladenegan

MD KRPC – Idi Mukhtar

Gas & Power MD Gas & Power Investments – Samuel Ndukwe

MD NGMC – Mazadu Bako

MD NGPTC – Babatunde Bakare

Ventures MD Properties – Danny Sokari George

MD Shipping – Saidu Abdulkadir

MD NETCO – Aliyu Sikiru

MD NOFS – Lawrencia Ndupu

GGM RED/Frontier Exploration Services – Rabiu Suleiman

GGM Medicals – Oyetunde Olubunmi Oyekan

GMD’s Office MD Trading – Inuwa Waya

GGM COMD – Mele Kyari

Corporate Services Unit Heads

Finance & Accounts Financial Controller – Mike Balami

GGM Treasury – Dapo Segun

GGM Liabilities Management – Godwin Okonkwo

NNPC Capital – Aliyu Zubair Sambo

MD Pensions – Danbello Naadiyalle

GM Insurance – Mrs. Izilen Okosun

GMD’s Office GGM NAPIMS – Dafe Sejebor

GGM Govt. and Labour Relations – Ndu Aghumadu

GM Efficiency Unit – Bala Wunti

GGM CSLD – Chidi Momah

GGM CSR – Ohi Alegbe

Corporate Services GGM ITD – Inuwa Danladi

GGM HR – Adekemi Akitoye

GGM GPAD – Mohammed Deen Garba

GGM ETD – Farouk G. Sa’id

GM SCM – Sophia Mbakwe

GM Group Security – Sam Otoboeze

GM HSE – Maduebo Mbakwe

GM Group Admin Services – Eziaha Uchendu


GGM NNPC Leadership Academy – Ayatode Oyinlola


E& P Dr M Baru– Technical Adviser Gas (Ministry of Petroleum Resources)

Abubakar Mai-Bornu Sadeeq (formerly MD NPDC to DMD NLNG)

R& T Engr. Nnamdi Ajulu – Consultant Refinery & Infrastructure (Ministry of Petroleum Resources)

MBR | NNPC Restructuring
Nigeria’s national oil corporation appoints new bosses