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New NNPC Boss Sacks Executive Directors

Valentine Chinyem

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Barely 24-hours after his appointment, the new group managing director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Emmanuel Kachikwu, has sacked all the Group Executive Directors (GEDs) of the corporation, and appointed four new GEDs. There by reducing the number of GEDs from eight to four.

The affected GEDs are :

Ian Udoh, refining and petrochemicals;

Adebayo Ibirogba, engineering and technical;

David Ige, gas and power;

Attahir Yusuf, business development;

Dan Efebo, leading corporate services;

Bernard Otti, finance and accounts; and

Aisha Abdurrahman, commerce and investments.

 To take over from them are:

Denis Nnamdi, exploration and production;

Bankole Komolafe, commercial and investment;

Isiaka Abdulrazak, finance; and

M.K. Baru, refining and engineering.

Emmanuel Kachikwu was appointed on Tuesday by President Muhammadu Buhari, following the dismissal of Joseph Dawah.