20 February 2014, Sweetcrude, Abuja – The executive secretary of the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, Reginald Chika Stanley, has been removed from office.
Mr. Reginald had been working secretly to renew his tenure, which is due for February.
But, he has been removed after 35 years in service.
Meanwhile, President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Mr. Farouk A. Ahmed as the new PPPRA Executive Secretary with immediate effect.
This was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati.
According to the statement, Ahmed will take over from the incumbent Executive Secretary, Mr. Stanley who is retiring after 35 years in service.
The incoming Executive Secretary, who hails from Sokoto State, is the current Managing Director of Nidas Marine Ltd., a subsidiary of the NNPC.
“He comes to his new job at the PPPRA with over 28 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and a sound commercial and trading background having held senior positions in the downstream sector of the oil and gas industry including Manager, Crude Oil Programming, Nominations, and Shipping and Terminals.
“Mr. Ahmed has also served as Executive Director (Commercial), Pipelines and Products Marketing Company Limited (PPMC),” the statement added.