April 21, 2024

NNPC announces Soneye as new Chief Corporate Communications Officer


Oredola Adeola


The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd has announced the appointment of Olufemi Oladapo Soneye as its Chief Corporate Communications Officer.


This was disclosed in a statement obtained by EnergyDay on Wednesday and signed by the NNPC’s management.


Soneye, the new spokesperson, has therefore replaced Mr. Garba Deen Muhammad, who was affected by the shake-up that got over 90 of NNPC’s top management staff to involuntarily resign with less than 15 months to their statutory retirement in September 2023.


According to the NNPC, Mr. Soneye is a seasoned journalist with full-time and freelance experiences at some of the world’s most respected publications in Nigeria, Australia, and the United States of America.


EnergyDay gathered that the new NNPC Chief Corporate Communications Officer is expected to lead NNPC’s Corporate Communications team and drive its brand penetration, strategic communications initiatives, and stakeholder management.


Soneye is a member of reputable bodies, including the Nigerian Union of Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Guild of Corporate Online Media Publishers.


Mr. Soneye is the former President of the Nigerian Media Practitioners, Washington, D.C. We look forward to his valuable contributions to our Company.