President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Andrew Yakubu. The President sacked the NNPC boss through a statement signed by Reuben Abati, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity. The statement added that the President has also appointed Dr Joseph Thlama Dawha as the new Group Managing Director, NNPC.
The President also appointed Mr Anthony Ugonna Muoneke as Managing Director of the National Petroleum Development Corporation, NPDC; Ms Aisha Mata Abdurrahman as Group Executive Director, Commercial and Investment, NNPC and Dr Attahir B. Yusuf as Group Executive Director, Business Development, NNPC. The new Group Managing Director of the NNPC hails from Borno State. He has served previously as the Group Executive Director, Exploration and Production, NNPC and Managing Director of Integrated Data Services Ltd (IDSL), a subsidiary of the NNPC. Muoneke on his part hails from Anambra State. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985 and has over 29 years experience at both local and international levels in the oil and gas as well as the energy and power sectors, including serving as Executive Director, Finance & Admin, Niger Delta Power Holding Company Ltd. (NDPHC). Abati said all the appointments are with immediate effect.