President Muhammadu Buhari has fired eight Group Executive Directors (GED) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The sack of the top echelon of the corporation, which takes immediate effect, followed Tuesday’s removal of the NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Joseph Dawha.
Mr. Dawha was replaced by Emmanuel Kachikwu, a former Vice Chairman of ExxonMobil Africa.
The sacked Group Executive Directors (GEDs) are Ian Udoh, who was in charge of Refining & Petrochemicals; Adebayo Ibirogba, who supervised Engineering and Technical; and David Ige, in charge of Gas & Power.
Others are Aisha Abdurrahman, who headed the Commerce & Investments directorate; Dan Efebo, who was in charge of Corporate Services, Attahiru Yusuf, the GED for Business Development and Bernard Otti, head of Finance and Accounts.
Mr. Dawha, headed Exploration & Production unit in addition to being the GMD.