SaharaReporters has learned that all of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Group Executive Directors (GEDs) have been sacked effective immediately. This news comes only one day after President Buhari appointed Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu as the Group Managing Director of the NNPC.
The GEDs fired are Mr. Ian Udoh leading Refining and Petrochemicals, Mr. Adebayo Ibirogba leading the Engineering and Technical team, Dr. David Ige leading Gas and Power, Dr. Attahir Yusuf leading Business Development; Dr. Dan Efebo leading Corporate Services, Mr. Bernard Otti in charge of Finance and Accounts, Ms. Aisha Abdurrahman leading Commerce and Investments, and Mr. Joseph Dawha leading Exploration and Production.
The former President Jonathan appointed all these GEDs in March, 2014.
SaharaReporters has also learned that GMD Kachikwu intends to reduce the number of GEDs from nine to four.