FG Sacks Ten Top PTDF Officials

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The Federal Government has sacked ten top officials of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF).

The sack of the ten on Friday is sequel to the recommendations of a ministerial personnel audit conducted by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources in five of the parastatals under its supervision sometime in April.

The affected officials include three General Managers, a Manager, Deputy Manager, and six other senior officials.

Those sacked include Jolomi Arenyeka; General Manager (Nigerian Content Department); Habiba Wakil, General Manager; (Legal & Secretariat Services); Joseph Dogo, General Manager (Special Duties); Nasir Ahmed (Manager (Upstream); and Usman Pindar (Deputy Manager , Mid and Downstream).

Others are Gregory Aziobaologha; Officer 11 (Technical Services); Abdulmanaf Ibrahim, Supervisor (Education); Salisu Babaji, Assistant Supervisor (Human Resources); Mangse Yikalhan Assistant Supervisor (Finance & Administration), and Faith Idaikwo, Senior Assistant Supervisor (Administration).

The sack was contained in memo: PTDF/A&HR/SD/353/V.1/14 dated October 18, 2013, titled, Disengagement of Staff, and signed by B. Z. Ahmad.

The memo read: “Sequel to the verification exercise carried out by the officials of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources recently, the Honourable Minister has directed the Petroleum Technology Development Fund, PTDF, to disengage the following staff.

“Consequently, the affected staff who are available have been issued with their disengagement letters, while letters for those who are out of the office have been sent through members of staff close to them for onward delivery,” the statement read in part.

The memo directed the affected staff to handover all PTDF’s property in their possession to the most senior officers in their various departments, while urging the remaining staffers to stay calm.