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NNPC: Kachikwu Fires, Replaces GEDs

Barely 24 hours after announcing the appointment of Ibe Kachikwu as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation , news reports said that the restructuring of the organisation national oil corporation has begun

The new Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Emmanuel Kachikwu, has dismissed all Group Executive Directors (GEDs) of the corporation and appointed new ones. Kachikwu also reduced the number of NNPC GEDs from eight to four.

The affected GEDs are Mr. Ian Udoh, refining and petrochemicals; Mr.Adebayo Ibirogba, engineering and technical; Mr. David Ige, gas and power; Mr.Attahir Yusuf, business development; Mr.Dan Efebo, leading corporate services; Mr. Bernard Otti, finance and accounts; and Mrs. Aisha Abdurrahman, commerce and investments.

They were replaced with Mr.Denis Nnamdi, exploration and production; Mr.Bankole Komolafe, commercial and investment; Mr. Isiaka Abdulrazak, finance; and Mr.M.K. Baru, refining and engineering.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday fired the corporation’s Group Managing Director, Joseph Dawha. Mr. Dawha was replaced by Emmanuel Kachikwu, a former Vice Chairman of Exxon- Mobil Africa. The president had in June sacked board of directors.

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