The Head of Crude Oil Marketing at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Gbenga Olu Komolafe was on Friday [Aug 7] re-assigned as the new Group Manager, Special Duties, a statement from NNPC said.
His position has been temporarily filled by Musa Yola Usman. Komolafe was in charge of NNPC's oil sales.
Meanwhile, the NNPC has denounced reports in a section of the media attributing the deployment of Komolafe to allegations of fraud, describing such reports as mischievous and unprofessional.
The corporation explained that the deployment of Komolafe was part of ongoing reorganisation that commenced earlier in the week with the appointment of a new Group Managing Director and retirement of eight Group Executive Directors and has nothing to do with any allegation of financial malfeasance.
It urged members of the public to discountenance such reports and called on journalists to adhere to the ethics of their profession and avoid unnecessary speculation.