NNPC: Why Buhari Dropped Baru As GMD For Kyari

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Thursday explained why President Muhammadu Buhari relieved the present Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru of the responsibility.

The corporation in a statement that the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu issued in Abuja on Friday said that Baru is due for statutorily retire on July 7, 2019, on the ground of attainment of 60 years retirement age.

According to the statement, “A follow-up release on the new appointments by the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, informed that the new Group Managing Director, Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari, who takes over from a current occupier of the office, Dr. Maikanti Baru, effectively on 8th July 2019, is until his new appointment the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of NNPC. Dr. Baru would retire statutorily on July 7, 2019.”

NNPC said that Mr. Kyari doubled, since 13th May, 2018, as Nigeria’s National Representative to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

The President also appointed seven Chief Operating Officers alongside Kyari. The newly appointed officers are to work with current officeholders till July 7, 2019, for a smooth transition to take place.

This was disclosed in a statement signed on Thursday by the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Ndu Ughamadu.

“President Buhari has directed that the New GMD and the newly appointed COOs work with the current occupiers of the various offices till 7th July 2019 towards a smooth transition on 8th July 2019 when their appointments would take effect to ensure a smooth transition.

“However, the appointment of Mr Farouk Garba Said (North West), who is replacing a retiring Chief Operating Officer, is effective from 28th June 2019,” the statement read in part.

The newly appointed Chief Operating Officers are:

Roland Onoriode Ewubare (S/South) – COO UpstreamMustapha Yinusa Yakubu (N/ Central) – COO Refining & PetrochemicalsYusuf Usman (N/East) – COO, Gas & PowerLawrencia Nwadiabuwa Ndupu (S/East), COO VenturesUmar Isa Ajiya (N/West) – Chief Financial OfficerAdeyemi Adetunji (S/West) – COO, Downstream andFarouk Garba Said (N/West) – COO, Corporate Services.

The immediate ex-NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru has however congratulated the newly appointed officers.

Until his new appointment, Kyari, a geologist, was Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of NNPC and also doubled, since May 13, 2018, as Nigeria’s National Representative to the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

“He is a quintessential crude oil marketer with prerequisite certification and outfield pedigree in Petroleum Economics and crude oil and gas trading.

“In the last 27 years, he had traversed the entire value chain of the Petroleum Industry, with exceptional records of performance.

“Under his watch, the Crude Oil Marketing Division has recorded noticeable transformation in the management and sales of various Nigeria’s crude oil grades via an infusion of transparency and automation of the processes,” Ughamadu said.

Kyari would be the 19th GMD of the NNPC.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Thursday threw more light on why President Muhammadu Buhari relieved the present Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru of the responsibility.

The corporation in a statement that the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu issued in Abuja on Friday said that Baru is due for statutorily retire on July 7, 2019, on the ground of attainment of 60 years retirement age.

According to the statement, “A follow-up release on the new appointments by the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, informed that the new Group Managing Director, Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari, who takes over from a current occupier of the office, Dr. Maikanti Baru, effectively on 8th July 2019, is until his new appointment the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of NNPC. Dr. Baru would retire statutorily on July 7, 2019.”

NNPC said that Mr. Kyari doubled, since 13th May, 2018, as Nigeria’s National Representative to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

roleum Corporation (NNPC).

The President also appointed seven Chief Operating Officers alongside Kyari. The newly appointed officers are to work with current officeholders till July 7, 2019, for a smooth transition to take place.

This was disclosed in a statement signed on Thursday by the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Ndu Ughamadu.

“President Buhari has directed that the New GMD and the newly appointed COOs work with the current occupiers of the various offices till 7th July 2019 towards a smooth transition on 8th July 2019 when their appointments would take effect to ensure a smooth transition.

“However, the appointment of Mr Farouk Garba Said (North West), who is replacing a retiring Chief Operating Officer, is effective from 28th June 2019,” the statement read in part.

The newly appointed Chief Operating Officers are:

Roland Onoriode Ewubare (S/South) – COO UpstreamMustapha Yinusa Yakubu (N/ Central) – COO Refining & PetrochemicalsYusuf Usman (N/East) – COO, Gas & PowerLawrencia Nwadiabuwa Ndupu (S/East), COO VenturesUmar Isa Ajiya (N/West) – Chief Financial OfficerAdeyemi Adetunji (S/West) – COO, Downstream andFarouk Garba Said (N/West) – COO, Corporate Services.

The immediate ex-NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru has however congratulated the newly appointed officers.

Until his new appointment, Kyari, a geologist, was Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of NNPC and also doubled, since May 13, 2018, as Nigeria’s National Representative to the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

“He is a quintessential crude oil marketer with prerequisite certification and outfield pedigree in Petroleum Economics and crude oil and gas trading.

“In the last 27 years, he had traversed the entire value chain of the Petroleum Industry, with exceptional records of performance.

“Under his watch, the Crude Oil Marketing Division has recorded noticeable transformation in the management and sales of various Nigeria’s crude oil grades via an infusion of transparency and automation of the processes,” Ughamadu said.

Kyari would be the 19th GMD of the NNPC.