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NNPC: Kachikwu Fires PPMC MD, Reassigns Komolafe

Newly-appointed Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, has fired the Managing Director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), Prince Haruna Momoh.

This brings to nine the number of top management staff of the corporation that have been fired in the last 48 hours. Before Momoh’s appointment as the Managing Director of PPMC in 2011, he had a stint as Group General Manager and Senior Technical Assistant to the Minister of Petroleum Resources.

Kachikwu has also announced the redeployment of Mr. Gbenga Olu Komolafe as the Group General Manager, Special Duties. Until his appointment, Komolafe was the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division at NNPC. The most senior General Manager in the Crude Oil Marketing Division, Mr. Musa Yola Usman, has been directed to function as the Group General Manager in acting capacity.

Momoh had his Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Benin, his MBA in Information Technology from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, and his Barrister at Law at the Nigeria Law School, Lagos. He worked as in-house Counsel to NNPC for Eleme Petrochemical Complex Project from 1988 to 1996.

From there, he became a legal advisor to Eleme Petrochemicals Company Limited (EPCL) and later Company Secretary. From 2005-2006 Momoh moved to the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited where he continued his role as Company Secretary and Legal Advisor. He served as Company Secretary of PPMC from 2006-2010 and a year later he took over as the managing director of PPMC.

-Paschal Emeka, Abuja

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