In a bid to reposition the country’s petroleum sector, President Goodluck Jonathan Friday sacked the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu.
He has consequently approved the appointment of Dr Joseph Thlama Dawha, as the new GMD.
According to a statement by Presidential Media Adviser, Reuben Abati, the President also approved the appointment of Mr. Anthony Ugonna Muoneke, as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC).
Abati’s statement reads, “President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the following appointments and changes in the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC):
1. Dr Joseph Thlama Dawha – Group Managing Director, NNPC
2. Mr Anthony Ugonna Muoneke – Managing Director, NPDC
3. Ms Aisha Mata Abdurrahman – Group Executive Director, Commercial and Investment, NNPC
4. Dr Attahir B. Yusuf – Group Executive Director, Business Development, NNPC
“The new Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Dawha 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.
“Mr Anthony Muoneke, the new Managing Director of the NPDC, hails from Anambra state. Called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985, he 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).
“All the appointments are with immediate effect”t.