President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of three new Executive Commissioners within the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC). Additionally, he has directed the redeployment of a current Executive Commissioner, pending their confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.
As per a statement released by Presidential spokesperson Ajuri Ngelale, the newly appointed Executive Commissioners are as follows:
1. Mr. Bashir Indabawa – North-West – Executive Commissioner, Exploration & Acreage Management
2. Dr. Kelechi Ofoegbu – South-East – Executive Commissioner, Corporate Services & Administration (Redeployed)
3. Mr. Enorense Amadasu – South-South – Executive Commissioner, Development & Production
4. Mr. Babajide Fasina – South-West – Executive Commissioner, Economic Regulation & Strategic Planning
Ngelale noted that the President’s decision to reshuffle and appoint new commissioners was based on a comprehensive evaluation of all relevant factors within the sector. The objective is to establish a regulatory framework and culture that discourages improper conduct and promotes diligence and adherence to rules-based business practices across the industry.
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