President Bola Tinubu has reshuffled the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) by approving the appointment of three new Executive Commissioners and the redeployment of one current Executive Commissioner, pending their confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.
Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President, Media & Publicity, made this known in a statement released on Tuesday.
The nomination was part of Tinubu’s agenda to establish a regulatory framework and culture that comprehensively disincentivizes errant behaviour and incentivizes diligence and rules-based business practice across the industry.
According to the statement, Mr. Bashir Indabawa (Northwest) was nominated as the Executive Commissioner, Exploration & Acreage Management.
Dr. Kelechi Ofoegbu (Southeast) was however deployed from his former role as Executive Commissioner Regulations and Strategic Planning, to Executive Commissioner, Corporate Services & Administration.
Mr. Enorense Amadasu( South-South) was nominated as Executive Commissioner, Development & Production, and Mr. Babajide Fasina Southwest) was nominated as Executive Commissioner, Economic Regulation & Strategic Planning.
The statement affirmed that the President approves the reshuffling, nomination, and replacement based on his deeply informed assessment of all factors concerning the sector.
This, according to the President, will further establish a regulatory framework and culture that comprehensively disincentivizes errant behaviour and incentivizes diligence and rules-based business practice across the industry.