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1 August 2014

Nigeria: Jonathan Sacks NNPC Boss, Appoints Replacement

President Goodluck Jonathan has fired the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Andrew Yakubu.

Read the press statement announcing the sack and the appointment of a replacement below.

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE

PRESIDENT JONATHAN APPOINTS NEW CEOs FOR NNPC AND NPDC

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the following appointments and changes in the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC):

1. Dr Joseph Thlama Dawha - Group Managing Director, NNPC

2. Mr Anthony Ugonna Muoneke - Managing Director, NPDC

3. Ms Aisha Mata Abdurrahman - Group Executive Director, Commercial and Investment, NNPC

4. Dr Attahir B. Yusuf - Group Executive Director, Business Development, NNPC

The new Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Dawha hails from Borno state. He has served previously as the Group Executive Director, Exploration and Production, NNPC and Managing Director of Integrated Data Services Ltd (IDSL), a subsidiary of the NNPC.

Mr Anthony Muoneke, the new Managing Director of the NPDC, hails from Anambra state. Called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985, he has over 29 years' experience at both local and international levels in the oil and gas as well as the energy and power sectors, including serving as Executive Director, Finance & Admin, Niger Delta Power Holding Company Ltd. (NDPHC).

All the appointments are with immediate effect.

Reuben Abati

Special Adviser to the President

(Media & Publicity)

August 1, 2014

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