July 16, 2024

NNPC shake-up: Three top officials elevated as EVPs, Ahmed, Tombomieye, Adetunji embark on compulsory retirement


Oredola Adeola


The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited has announced a major shake-up with the deployment of Oritsemeyiwa Eyesan, as Executive Vice President, Upstream, Olalekan Ogunleye, as Executive Vice President, Gas, Power, and New Energy and Adedapo Segun, as Executive Vice President, Downstream, following the compulsory retirement of Abdulkabir Ahmed (Gas, Power and New Energies), Engr Adokiye Tombomieye (Upstream) and Adeyemi Adetunji (Downstream)


Garba Deen Muhammad Chief Corporate Communications Officer NNPC Ltd. made this known in a statement obtained by EnergyDay on Sunday.


According to Garba-Deen, the deployment was in line with NNPC Ltd.’s commitment and drive for organisational renewal, anchored on our business imperatives, standards of excellence, people development, and strengthening our competencies and capabilities through broad-based leadership exposures.



EnergyDay gathered that Mrs. Oritsemeyiwa was promoted from Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer of NNPC Ltd to Executive Vice President, Upstream.



Mr.Ogunleye was deployed from his former duty as the Deputy Managing Director of the liquefaction company, Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited, and elevated to a new status as Executive Vice President, Gas, Power, and New Energy.


Adedapo Segun, was elevated from his former role as Group General Manager, Treasury at Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, and deployed as Executive Vice President, Downstream.


The NNPCL management further emphasised that the deployment of the top executives into new roles is with immediate effect.


EnergyDay further gathered that the compulsory retirement of the three EVPs, Abdulkabir Ahmed (Gas, Power and New Energies), Engr Adokiye Tombomieye (Upstream) and Adeyemi Adetunji (Downstream) was guided by the provision of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) which mandates the retirement of the three executives to pave the way for younger forces as the national oil company consolidates on its transition to a limited liability company.