Deji Elumoye in Abuja
President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of three new Executive Commissioners for the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) pending their confirmation by the Senate.
The President, according to a statement issued yesterday, by his Media Adviser, Ajuri Ngelale, also approved the redeployment of one current Executive Commissioner.
The new appointees were Mr. Bashir Indabawa — North West — Executive Commissioner, Exploration & Acreage Management; Mr. Enorense Amadasu — South-South — Executive Commissioner, Development & Production; Mr. Babajide Fasina — South West — and Executive Commissioner, Economic Regulation & Strategic Planning.
However, Dr. Kelechi Ofoegbu — South East — Executive Commissioner, Corporate Services & Administration, was redeployed.
According to the statement, Tinubu, approved the reshuffling and replacement based on his deeply informed assessment of all factors concerning the sector with a view to establishing a regulatory framework and culture that comprehensively disincentivises errant behaviour and incentivises diligence and rules-based business practice across the industry.