The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has appointed new Deputy Directors to head some department and as a replacement for retired Directors.
Described by some staff of the agency, which has newly moved its headquarters to Abija, as a “compulsory but massive retirement of deputy directors,” the gale blew away six of the seven deputy directors.
The retired deputy directors are Head, Corporate Services, Mr. Isah Tafidah; Head, Engineering and Standard, Engineer Akann Musa; Head, Downstream Monitoring and Regulation, Mr.Mohammed Alaku; and Head, Upstream Monitoring and regulation, Mr. Enorense Amadasu.
Others are Head, Safety, Health and Environment, Mr. Olusanya Bajomo; Head,Planning, Mr. Johnson Ajewole; and Head, Gas Monitoring and Regulation, Mr. Musa Zagi.
Sources said all the affected deputy directors were said to be seniors to Sarki Auwalu, the current Director before he was elevated above them.
it was however gathered authoritatively that new deputy helmsmen have swiftly been named.
The list includes Mallam Ciroma who is replacing Mr. Isa Tafida as Head, Corporate Services; Akann Musa who is also named as Head, Engineering and Standard, the position he has held before now; Mr. Sadiq Bashir who is replacing Mr. Mohammed Alaku as Head, Downstream Monitoring and Regulation; and Mr. Garba Salihu new Head, Upstream Monitoring and regulation, and a replacement for Mr. Enorense Amadasu.
Others are Mr. Balogun A.A, a replacement for Olisanya Bajomo as Head, Safety, Health and Environment; Mr.Babajide Fasina, new Head, Planning, and a replacement for Mr. Johnson Ajewole; and Mr. I.Y Abubakar, new Head, Gas Monitoring and Regulation, and a replacement for Mr. Musa Zagi.