Roland Ewubare, the chief operating officer in charge of Joint Ventures and Business Development of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has resigned.
News of his resignation surfaced yesterday Friday July 3. The NNPC is yet to issue an official statement on the issue. It is however not clear why the NNPC top official resigned from the organization.
Report has it that the top NNPC official who is from the south-south region resigned due to health reasons.
A source who spoke to Premium Times on condition of anonymity said Ewubare had to take a bow from office as a result of his failing health due to an undisclosed illness.
This Day reports that the top shot turned in his resignation letter on the morning of Wednesday, July 1.
According to the publication, he attributed his quitting the NNPC to his need to join his family outside the country. He said:
“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. Stepping down solely for personal family reasons. That’s the truth.”
Ewubare was the Chief Operating Officer in charge of the Upstream of the national oil company before his redeployment.
He was also the Group General Manager, National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) between August 2017 and July 2019.