Barely a day after a new group Managing Director assumed office at Nigeria’s oil corporation, the Federal Government on Wednesday fired all Group Executive Directors (GEDs) of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The eight group executive directors of the NNPC were sacked in what is seen as a massive shakeup in the corporation.
According to the Group General Manager, Group Publicity Affairs Division, NNPC, Mr. Ohi Alegbe, in a statement, “The Federal Government has approved the retirement of all eight Group Executive Directors of the NNPC with immediate effect.”
The statement listed the affected GEDs to include Mr. Bernard Otti, GED Finance and Accounts; Dr. Timothy Okon, Acting GED Exploration and Production who also doubles as Coordinator Corporate Planning & Strategy; Engr. Adebayo Ibirogba, Engineering and Technology; Dr. David Ige, Gas and Power; Ms. Aisha Abdurrahman, Commercial and Investment; Dr. Dan Efebo, Corporate Services; Mr. Ian Udoh, Refining & Petrochemicals; and Dr. Attahiru Yusuf, Business Development.
The newly appointed GMD of the NNPC, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, personally conveyed the
Federal Government’s decision to the GEDs, the statement noted.
Their replacement were yet to be announced by the government.