Posted by CHRIS OGHENE-ELEGBETE | 31 May 2020 | 215 times
BY CHRIS OGHENE-ELEGBETE
Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, has welcomed the reconstitution of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, by President Muhammadu Buhari with cautious optimism.
The group insisted urged the President to ensure a complete balancing of the management cadre in the nations oil company.
In a release on Saturday by Hon Ken Robinson, National Publicity Secretary, PANDEF reiterated that the “major concern of the Niger Delta Region is the skewed composition of the Executive management of the NNPC, and appointment of Chief Executives of the Corporation’s Subsidiaries.
“It is simply abhorrent that the Group Managing Director, GMD, the Chief Finance Officer, Finance & Account, the Corporate Secretary/Legal Adviser to the Corporation, and Chief Executives of virtually all strategic divisions and subsidiaries of the NNPC are persons from the Northern zones of the country.
“We would, therefore, urge Mr. President to further, carry out a holistic rejigging of the lopsided NNPC management structure, and correct the imbalances, in the interest of equity, fairness, peace and national cohesion”, it stated.
PANDEF, however, commended President Buhari, saying the recent announcement was a marked departure from the previous one.
“The latest NNPC Board composition as announced by the presidency, shows a departure from the 2016 Board arrangement, which had no representation from the South-East zone, an oil producing zone, and to that extent, therefore, commendable
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