Shakeup at NNPC as President Jonathan Sacks Andrew Yakubu, Others

President Goodluck Jonathan today sacked the Group Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Andrew Yakubu. A statement released Friday evening by president’s Seniour Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abatti did not give any reasons for the president’s decision, but announced the replacement of Mr Yakubu with Dr. Joseph Dawha. The statement also announced the appointment of Mr.  Anthony Ugonna Mouneke as new Managing Director of NPDC.

The full text of the statement below…



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 Attahiru 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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