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|Yar'adua Removed As NNPC GMD,Barkindo Takes Over by Jarus(m): 10:40am On Jan 14, 2009|
Just bumped on this as I read through the dailies of today.
Barkindo replaces Yar’adua as NNPC GMD
Written by By Sunday Williams
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Alhaji Abubakar Yar’adua was yesterday sacked by President Umaru Yar’adua and replaced with NNPC’s Group Executive Director (Special Project), Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo.
The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dr Rilwan Lukman, announced the Federal Government’s approval of Barkindo’s appointment via a statement in Abuja.
The statement issued by Dr. Levi Ajuonuma, Group General Manager of NNPC’s Public Affairs Division, said Barkindo’s appointment took effect from Monday, January 12.
Barkindo’s predecessor has proceeded on his pre-retirement leave.
Until his appointment, Barkindo, whose career in NNPC spanned more than 23 years, was Coordinator of Special Duties, overseeing the implementation of the corporation’s major projects.
He had been the Acting Secretary-General of OPEC in 2006 and the Deputy Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas.
Barkindo, who had been General Manager, and Head, International Trade, of the London Office of NNPC, was a Special Assistant to the Minister of Petroleum and Energy.
He has also served on the board of several NNPC companies, banks, oil service companies and international trading companies.
The new GMD served for 15 years on the OPEC Economic Commission Board as Nigeria’s Representative, and chaired the Board in 2006 as
Acting Secretary-General of OPEC.
The statement also conveyed the appointment of Prof. Yinka Omoregbe as Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of NNPC.
Until her new appointment, Omoregbe was Dean, Faculty of Law of the University of Ibadan.
Omoregbe replaces Chief Sena Anthony.
The former NNPC GMD, Yar’adua was appointed in acting capacity in August 2007 following the removal of his predecessor, Engineer Funso Kupolokun.
|Re: Yar'adua Removed As NNPC GMD,Barkindo Takes Over by Nobody: 10:45am On Jan 14, 2009|
|Re: Yar'adua Removed As NNPC GMD,Barkindo Takes Over by Muza(m): 9:13am On Jan 15, 2009|
why would they say sacked when he was appointed in actin capacity.
|Re: Yar'adua Removed As NNPC GMD,Barkindo Takes Over by Nobody: 9:30am On Jan 15, 2009|
sack means to terminate employment. Whether acting or not, he could have been sacked.
How is trading today, hope the Naira is stabilishing.
|Re: Yar'adua Removed As NNPC GMD,Barkindo Takes Over by Muza(m): 9:42am On Jan 15, 2009|
Xavier.:u dont get it,
he was in acting capacity,so he was not sacked,he was only told to revert back to his old post of ED.
|Re: Yar'adua Removed As NNPC GMD,Barkindo Takes Over by Jarus(m): 9:44am On Jan 15, 2009|
Muza:The same wrong use of words caused confusion here some time ago when the caption of the story says: SERVICE CHIEFS SACKED, when in fact Paul Dike was not sacked, rather given a higher position of as CDS from CAS.
Xavier, I disagree. I don't think sack is the right word.
|Re: Yar'adua Removed As NNPC GMD,Barkindo Takes Over by FrankC3: 10:00am On Jan 15, 2009|
Whether sacked or relocated or redeployed or whatever language may reflect whats going on there, i just hope the guy delivers. This i don't think is about 'bros-bros' kinda stuff. The guys has quite a resume reflecting sojourn in different positions, but i wonder whether he established a track record in those positions that makes him mature for the job at hand in the present dire economic situation and the strategic nature of the Agency he is to head.
Just wondering sha, about 23 yrs in NNPC, thesame corrupt, inefficient NNPC. I personally think that the salvation of that agency cannot come from an eroded within.
|Re: Yar'adua Removed As NNPC GMD,Barkindo Takes Over by Nobody: 10:04am On Jan 15, 2009|
The point is u could be sacked from a position and not from an organisation. There is nothing wrong with usage. Well maybe redeployed could have been a better word.
|Re: Yar'adua Removed As NNPC GMD,Barkindo Takes Over by jamace(m): 9:35pm On Jan 15, 2009|
My brothers, you are quarelling over grammar when we are in deep poo Grammar no be success ooo
|Re: Yar'adua Removed As NNPC GMD,Barkindo Takes Over by blacksta(m): 11:41pm On Jan 15, 2009|
Thank you. The fact of the matter is NNPC is failed establishment . Please visit the NNPC tank refil deport in port harcourt you will be shocked to the see rotten state of the number one cash cow of the nation. The whole foundation is faulty so u can sack, replace, rejig and redeploy. The final conculsion it would not work
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