NNPC says no tribalism in FG’s appointments
By Eniola Banire
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has dismissed allegation of tribalism leveled against the Nigeria oil company in a statement made available to Irohinodua through NAN..
The NNPC spokesman Dr. Kennie Obateru Said ’Professional competence, adherence to the principle of transparency and accountability informed the recent top management appointment executed in the first week of March’
He said further Some Chief Operating Officers, Group General Managers and Managing Directors of subsidiaries were affected in what some industry analysts described as the most objective placement exercise in the recent history of the National Oil Company.
Obateru cite the principle of federal characteras a major factor. Obateru said that Mr Bala Wunti, the erstwhile Managing Director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company was chosen as the new GGM of the National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS).
Hear him:“With a chain of experience spanning close to 30 years, Wunti who hailed from the North East, was the initiator of ‘Operation White,’ a system put in place to promote transparency and accountability in the distribution of petroleum products across the country.
“The list also included Mr Lawal Sade as the new Managing Director of the NNPC Trading Company, a subsidiary of corporation.
“ Before then he was the MD of NIDAS, a shipping arm of the NNPC. Mr. Sade had been essentially a marketer in the last 20 years with impressive outcomes.”