Eleme born Engr. Ezekiel Osarolube has been appointed as Managing Director, Kaduna Refining and Petrochemicals Company Limited.
His appointed followed massive shake-up at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as about 20 senior personnel of the oil firm and its subsidiaries have been redeployed.
Engr. Osarolube who until his appointment was the Senior Technical Assistant to the Group Managing Director (GMD) of NNPC on Refineries at the NNPC Towers, Abuja would be the second Eleme indigene to occupy the enviable position after Engr. Paul Obelley who also served as the Managing Director of Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company, (WRPC) in over 50years since the siting of Nigeria’s premier and fourth refineries in Eleme Land.
Meanwhile, the shake-up also affected the Managing Director of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), Yusuf Matashi, who was removed and replaced by Usman Yusuf, the Senior Technical Assistant to the Group Managing Director, in the latest reorganization.
Other subsidiaries and arms of the corporation were affected by the redeployment. These include the Nigerian Gas Marketing Company, which is the marketing arm of the Nigerian Gas Company; and the Liquified Natural Gas arm of the group.
See full list: Usman Yusuf now Managing Director, NPDC; Anas Mustapha Mohammed now General Manager, Operations, WAPCO; Usman Frank, Manager now Executive Director, Asset Management, NGMC; Ali Muhammed Sarki now General Manager, Chad Basin, FES; Osarolube Ezekiel now Managing Director, KRPC; Ihya Aondoaver Mson now General Manager/ STA Refining to GMD; Abubakar Lapai now Group General Manager, NNPC Leadership Academy; Umar Hmaza Ado now Executive Director Services, NPDC. Garba Adamu Kaita named General Manager, HR and Admin services at Duke Oil.
The rest are, Ossai Uche named General Manager, Support Services, NGC; Usman Umar now Executive Director Operations, KRPC; Ehizoje Tunde now General Manager, Upstream/STA to GMD; Ahmed Mohammed named Managing Director, NGMC, Gas and Power; Lere Isa Aliyu now General Manager/STA to GMD Downstream; Richard-Obioha Nkemegina now General Manger, New LNG Ventures, LIMS; Dikko Ahmed now General Manager NLNG, LIMS; Ibrahim Ayobami, named Executive Director, ETSD, NPDC; Sambo Sadiq now Group General Manager/STA to GMD; and Buggu Louis, General Manager, Crude oil stock Management, COMD.
A peep into the profile of Engr. Osarolube shows that he rose through the ranks and was former Acting Executive Director, Operations at the Port Harcourt Refining Company, before his appointment as Senior Technical Assistant to the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Abuja.
He was at some point, Process Engineer, Projects at the Port Harcourt Refining Company, Deputy Manager, DM, Process Engineering, and Manager of the Department.
Engr. Osarolube who hails from Ogale in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State is said to have joined the NNPC in 1992/93. He attended Federal University of Technology, Owerri where he barged a first degree in Chemical Petrochemical Technology before proceeding to the University of Lagos for Masters in Engineering.