Tinubu Appoints Three New NUPRC Executive Commissioners
By Adedapo Adesanya
President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of three new Executive Commissioners to serve in the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC).
He also approved the redeployment of one current Executive Commissioner along with these three personnel who will take up their duties after their confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.
The new executives are:
Mr Bashir Indabawa — North West — Executive Commissioner, Exploration & Acreage Management
Mr Kelechi Ofoegbu — South East — Executive Commissioner, Corporate Services & Administration (Redeployed)
Mr Enorense Amadasu — south south — Executive Commissioner, Development & Production
Mr Babajide Fasina — south West — Executive Commissioner, Economic Regulation & Strategic Planning.
According to the statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr Ajuri Ngelale, the reshuffling and replacement were approved based on Mr Tinubu’s deeply informed assessment of all factors concerning the sector with a view to establishing a regulatory framework and culture that encourages diligence and rules-based business practice across the industry.
This is the latest set of appointments to the Gbenga Komolafe-led agency after such were made to the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) in the last two months.
The presidency announced management changes and appointed new executive vice presidents for the NNPC’s upstream, downstream, gas, and power operations in September. Mr Oritsemeyiwa A. Eyesan was announced as Executive Vice President for Upstream; Mr Olalekan Ogunleye as the Executive Vice President for Gas, Power, and New Energy; and Mr Adedapo A. Segun as the Executive Vice President for Downstream.
Last month, a veteran journalist, Mr Femi Oladapo Soneye, was appointed as the Chief Corporate Communications Officer (CCCO) of the NNPC to take over the duties of Mr Garba Deen after his exit following President Tinubu’s organisational changes to the management of the state oil company.