Roland Ewubare, the Chief Operating Officer, Joint Ventures and Business Development at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, , has resigned from the firm.
It was gathered on Friday that the COO resigned abruptly from the corporation on Wednesday morning, after working with the national oil firm for about five years.
Ewubare, who hails from Nigeria’s South-South region, worked as a close adviser to the late Group Managing Director of NNPC, Maikanti Baru.
He said, “No feud at all. The GMD (Mele Kyari) is my very close friend and ally. He has been super supportive. I’m leaving to return to my family in the United States.
“I have been in NNPC for five years mostly away from them. With the pandemic I can’t travel to visit them and they can’t come to visit me. It’s tough. At the core, I’m a family man.”
He added, “Even the Bible asks what it will profit a man if he gains the world and loses his soul. Stepping down solely for personal family reasons. That’s the truth.”
It was gathered that among the senior officials who could replace Ewubare include the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing, Adokie Tambomine, the Group General Manager, Planning and Strategy, Muyiwe Eyessan, among others.