The new head of Nigeria’s state oil company has dismissed the firm’s senior managers, two sources at the company said on Wednesday, barely a day after President Muhammadu Buhari appointed him as managing director.
“All of the executive directors were let go … Buhari wanted a clean slate,” one of the dismissed managers said.
The eight Group Executive Directors (GED) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, have been relieved of their appointment in the corporation.
A source in the NNPC said the GEDs of the corporation have been replaced with new GEDs.
The GEDs who were relieved of their duties are: Mr. Ian Udoh, Group Executive Director, Refining & Petrochemicals, Mr. Adebayo Ibirogba, Group Executive Director, Engineering and Technical; Dr David Ige, Group Executive Director, Gas& Power and Dr. Attahir Yusuf, Group Executive Director, Business Development.
Others are: Dr.Dan Efebo, Group Executive Director, Corporate Services; Mr. Bernard Otti, Group, Executive Director, Finance & Accounts; Aisha Abdurrahman, who headed the Commerce & Investments directorate; Mr. Dawha, headed Exploration & Production unit in addition to being the GMD.
A second source said the names of the new senior managers would be published later in the day.