Following the sacking of the board of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), by President Muhammadu Buhari, suggestion has emerged that there is palpable lobbying from powerful forces in core North to fill the positions of Group Managing Director (GMD) and those of Executive Directors.
According to Daily Sun reports, some influentially high echelon from the core northern states are gearing up to fill existing vacancies, while the less attractive positions would be left for officers from other part of the country.
Information gathered suggests that three names from the North-West and North-East zones are believed to have picked for consideration and possible approval for the position of GMD of the NNPC. The three persons are: Malam Isa Inuwa from Kano State, Dr. M. K. Baru, Bauchi and Alhaji Sa’adi Farouk, Sokoto State
Other contenders, who though are not from the North are: Oando’s Mofe Boyo, Chief Pius Akinyelu, a former Executive Director at Mobil, Boyo Ibirogba, Mr Udom Inoyo, a former Director at Mobil and former Minister of Works, Christopher Aigbovbiosa Ogiemwonyi, who was GED at the NNPC and the current GED Gas, Mr. Ige.