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Garba-Deen-Muhammed, corporate spokesperson for NNPC

NNPC Shake-up: FG Appoints Garba-Deen As Corporation’s Spokesman

The on-going restructuring of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday led to a major shake-up in which a seasoned journalist and President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors(NGE), Mr. Garba Deen Muhammed as Group General Manager, Public Affairs Division of the company.

Garba Deen who is also a firebrand newspaper columnist takes over from Ohi Elegbe, who was re-appointed as Group General Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility. The shake-up also resulted in the redeployment of some top level management staff, while new appointments were also made.

The redeployment which was announced yesterday by the Corporation followed last Tuesdays appointments of heads of its restructured divisions made up five business units and two service divisions.

Other appointments made by the NNPC include the following GGMs: Strategy and Execution, who would be supporting the GEDs/Chief Executive Officers (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.

Also appointed are Strategic Business Unit Heads which includes managing Director (MD) IDSL, Roland Ewubare, MD Retail, Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue; MD Nigeria Petroleum Marketing, Ahmed Farouk and GGM Marine Logistics, Dalhatu Makama as well as MD Port Harcourt refinery, Bafred Enjugu; MD Warri refinery, Adewale Ladenegan; and MD Kaduna refinery, Idi Mukhtar.

Others are MD Gas and Power Investments, Samuel Ndukwe; MD NGMC, Mazadu Bako; MD NGPTC, Babatunde Bakare, MD Properties, Danny Sokari George; MD Shipping, Saidu Abdulkadir; MD NETCO, Aliyu Sikiru; MD NOFS, Lawrencia Ndupu; GGM, Frontier Exploration Services, Rabiu Suleiman and GGM Medicals, Oyetunde Olubunmi Oyekan.

Also appointed are the MD Trading, Inuwa Waya; GGM COMD, Mele Kyari; Corporate Services Unit Heads, Finance and Accounts, Financial Controller, Mike Balami; GGM Treasury, Dapo Segun; GGM Liabilities Management, Godwin Okonkwo; NNPC Capital, Aliyu Zubair Sambo; MD Pensions, Danbello Naadiyalle and Izilien Okosun appointed GM Insurance.

Similarly, Dafe Sejebor was appointed GGM NAPIMS, GGM Govt. and Labour Relations, Ndu Aghumadu; GM Efficiency Unit, Bala Wunti; GGM CSLD, Chidi Momoh and GGM NNPC Leadership Academy, Ayatode Oyinlola.

Furthermore, Inuwa Danladi was appointed GGM ITD, GGM Human Resources, Adekemi Akitoye; GGM ETD, Farouk Sa’id; GM SCM, Sophia Mbakwe; GM Group Security, Sam Otoboeze; GM Health Safety and Environment (HSE), Maduebo Mbakwe and Eziaha Uchendu as GM Group Admin Services.

Also appointed are the Technical Adviser Gas, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Abubakar Mai-Bornu Sadeeq, and Engr. Nnamdi Ajulu, Consultant Refinery and Infrastructure, Ministry of Petroleum Resources.

According to the corporation, these appointments take immediate effect, while the new unit heads are however, expected to resume fully on the 1st of next month.


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