President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of three Executive Commissioners to serve in the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC).
The president also approved the redeployment of one current Executive Commissioner, pending their confirmation by the Nigerian Senate:
(1) Mr. Bashir Indabawa — NW — Executive Commissioner, Exploration & Acreage Management
(2) Dr. Kelechi Ofoegbu — SE — Executive Commissioner, Corporate Services & Administration (Redeployed)
(3) Mr. Enorense Amadasu — SS — Executive Commissioner, Development & Production
(4) Mr. Babajide Fasina — SW — Executive Commissioner, Economic Regulation & Strategic Planning
Mr Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) said on Monday that the the President approved the reshuffling and replacement based on his deeply informed assessment of all factors concerning the sector.
H said that the assessment and action was to established a regulatory framework and culture that comprehensively disincentivizes errant behaviour and incentivizes diligence and rules-based business practice across the industry.