Newly crown Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Andrew Yakubu, has vowed to implement a new leadership style during his reign as NNPC boss.
Yakubu, addressing state house correspondents after a meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Frida, described his appointment as a call to service and promised transparency in the activities of the state-owned oil firm.
“The NNPC is the mainstay of the nation’s economy. We must reposition the corporation for better service and to support the economy. We will strive very hard to work with the Nigerian public and all stakeholders.
“We shall be transparent and responsible. We will work towards changing the perception. NNPC workers are dedicated to service, they are professional, and there are areas of improvement that we can bring to bear.”
President Goodluck Jonathan in a sweeping move on Tuesday fired the former NNPC GMD, Austen Oniwon, as well as top officials in the oil firm, in keeping with recommendations of the House of Representatives after a review of the subsidy probe report.
The NNPC came under scrutiny for turning a blind eye toward many corrupt practices within Nigeria’s oil sector.