NNPC Repositioning Commences As Buhari Makes New Appointments

The Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has appointed four new Group
Executive Directors to man the four new Directorates that have been approved by the Presidency.
The new Group Managing Director, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, disclosed 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 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.
A 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); 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 Mr.
Ladipo Fagbola, Managing Director, NNPC Retail.
Others are: 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.
Also in line with the aspiration to reposition 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.