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NNPC: Security Report Stalls Komolafe’s GED Elevation

Posted: Aug 10, 2015 at 12:48 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Purported Security reports stalled the elevation of the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Gbenga Komolafe, one of the nominees for to the rank of Group Executive Director (GED) of the corporation at the weekend.

The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr. Emmanuel Kachikwu, had slated Komolafe as well as three other Group General Managers (GGMs) for elevation as GEDs

Mr. Komolafe, who would have been officially unveiled as GED, Commercial and Investment, was redeployed as the Group General Manager, Special Duties, and a Friday statement by Mr. Ohi Alegbe, NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, said.

According to the statement, the most senior General Manager in the Crude Oil Marketing Division, Mr. Musa Yola Usman, has been directed to function as Group General Manager in acting capacity.

Though details of the purported “security report” were not disclosed to our source, authoritative government sources familiar with the development Daily Independent  that the new GMD, a distinguished attorney by training, insisted on following due process in determining the veracity of contents in the report.

“The new GMD had insisted on due process before further action is taken on the matter,” the sources said.

The NNPC has said Mr. Komolafe’s reassignment is part of the ongoing reorganization of the corporation denouncing some media reports attributing the deployment to allegations of fraud, describing such reports as mischievous and unprofessional.