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Board of Directors

The current membership of NETCO's Board of Directors is as follows:


  • Mrs. Bolanle Ashafa - Acting Managing Director 
  • Engr. Mustapha Yakubu - Executive Director, Operations


Mrs.Bolanle Ayodele Ashafa started her public service career with the University of Jos, a Federal parastatal of the Ministry of Education in July 1983. She is a graduate of Psychology from the great University of Lagos in 1979 and also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from University of California, Los Angeles, United States of America in 1981. 

She joined the services of the Corporation on 2nd of January, 1992 as Deputy Chief from the University of Jos where she had previously worked and risen to the position of Senior Assistant Registrar. She was immediately seconded to National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) where between 1992 – 1993 she was the O / C Purchasing.  During this period she was responsible for timely procurement of consumable office furniture, equipment, tendering administration and adequate record keeping.

In 1993, she was made the Head Public Affairs Department of NAPIMS. Her duties included ensuring positive image for NAPIMS. She also supervised the organisation of social events and Media Relations for the company. She coordinated the participation of NAPIMS in all local and International Trade Fairs and also ensured the supervision of community relations activities and development projects in operating areas of various NNPC / Joint Venture Partners.

Mrs Bolanle Ashafa made history in 1999, by being the first Public Affairs Head to coordinate the participation of Nigeria at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in 1999 in Houston, USA. The success of the participation opened the way for subsequent participation of Nigeria in the Conference till date.

Mrs. Ashafa functioned as Deputy Manager, Protocol and Media Relations between 2001 - 2003 and her task and responsibilities were supervision of production of NAPIMS in- house news magazine – “NAPIMS News”. She pioneered as the first Head of Public Affairs to establish NAPIMS News” in 1994.   She also ensured the healthy relationship between the Media and NAPIMS.

Between 2003 - 2004, Mrs Ashafa functioned as Deputy Manager PSC. She was responsible for supervising community relations in Production Sharing Contracts (PSC), review of budget proposals, develop mutually beneficial community relations programs for PSC and also attend sub – committee meetings and technical committee meetings of all PSC Companies.   

Mrs Bolanle Ashafa was redeployed to National Engineering and Technical Company (NETCO) in 2004 as Deputy Manager, Public Affairs Department. She coordinated the activities of the Department through effective monitoring and supervision of the Media & Publicity and Consular & Management Services units of the department.

In 2006, she was again redeployed to NAPIMS as Deputy Manager Community Relations. She supervised the community relations programme of SPDC and SNEPCO. She also supervised and recommended work programme and budget proposals in Public Affairs related activities. Her other duties included the update of data base of CSR of JV companies and attendance of sub - committee and technical committee meetings (TECOM).

Mrs Ashafa was confirmed as the substantive Manager Public Affairs Department, NAPIMS in 2007. She developed, planned, defended, implemented and monitored the Department’s annual budget. She developed the strategy for public enlightenment on NAPIMS activities, developed and implemented the strategy for cordial relations between NAPIMS and Leadership of National Assembly. She also developed and implemented the template for instituting effective and sustainable corporate social responsibility program for JV’s and PSC companies, maintained database for all industry CSR activities including community unrests. She coordinated the publishing of NAPIMS in – house magazine and ensured media friendly environment for NAPIMS, provided protocol services for NAPIMS Management, facilitated procurement of visa, air travels tickets for entitled staff and ensured NAPIMS participation in at least Local and International Trade Fairs and Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).

In 2010, Mrs Bolanle Ashafa was transferred to Corporate Headquarters, Abuja as Manager Intergovernmental Relations, Group Public Affairs Department. Her duties included but not limited to establishing sustainable working relationship with intergovernmental agencies including Legislative, Executive and other Government Agencies, managing NNPC relationship with National Assembly and other arms of Government. She also proactively ensured that all Government Agencies are adequately informed about NNPC activities and provided learning opportunities through organised seminars and workshops.

Mrs Bolanle Ayodele Ashafa was again in January 2013 redeployed to NETCO as Manager Public Affairs Department. She was made the acting Executive Director Services in September 2013.

She was on this acting capacity when the President and Commander of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan confirmed her appointment as the Executive Director Services NETCO.

Mrs. Bolanle Ayodele Ashafa is happily married to her caring husband Engr. Oladipo Ashafa and they are blessed with four lovely children. Her hobbies include reading, meeting people, travelling and trekking at her spare time.

Engr. Yakubu joined the services of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation as Senior Civil/Structural Engineer in 1992 and was deployed to National Engineering & Technical Company (NETCO) Ltd, Lagos. Within the period 1992 to 2006, he had worked and held various positions as Senior Civil/Structural Engineer, Lead Engineer, Field Engineering Co-ordinator, and Project Manager.

His previous engineering design efforts involved a broad band of project activities in the Oil & Gas facilities which include Fixed Platforms and Floating Structures (FPFS) from Conceptual, Front End Engineering Design (FEED), Detailed Engineering Design (DED), through to Fabrication and Construction Supervision on a wide range of projects, notably the Escravos Gas Project, NLNG Expansion Projects, Erha FPSO Design Development Project, East Area Projects, Bonga SW/Aparo Field Development Project and MPN Major Integrity Project, EPCm2 Contract. He became Head, Civil/Structural Group in 2006.

Through hard work and dedication, Engr. Yakubu Mustapha was promoted Deputy Manager in 2007. In 2009, he became Acting Manager, Projects Department. In this capacity and in collaboration with his array of Project Managers, Engr. Yakubu successfully delivered a number of projects including meeting stakeholders’ expectations.

In 2013, Engr. Yakubu was promoted Manager, Engineering Department. His responsibility includes Engineering resource management, project engineering, including proposal preparation, contract negotiation in collaboration with Business Development Group and provision of technical support to Top Management.

Engr. Mustapha Yakubu has been on acting capacity as Executive Director Operations since January 2015 until the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari confirmed his appointment as the Executive Director Operations effective August 11, 2015.

Engr. Yakubu has travelled far and wide across the globe to many countries like USA, United Kingdom, Malaysia, and France in the pursuit of project activities and has also attended several local and overseas Management courses.

He is noted for being a ‘Rules Player’, who takes work as a breeze and constantly bearing in mind that ‘knowledge is power’. Engr. Mustapha Yakubu through dint of hard work has garnered a number of awards to his credit, which include NETCO MD’s Recognition and Award for Excellence, NETCO’s Top Management Commendation for Cost saving on NETCO in-house projects and GM, GLD’s Prize for Leadership.

He also recently received commendation from the Group General Manager, HR for contribution to the development of the Project Sanctioning & Approval Procedure (PSAP).

Engr. Yakubu is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).

He started his working career with Bayero University, Kano in the Department of Civil Engineering in 1986 as a Graduate Assistant. In 1988. He also worked as Project Engineer with Ove-Arup & Partners, a firm of consulting Engineers, Lagos, between 1989 and 1991 prior to his joining the Corporation in 1992.

Born on July 14, 1962 in the ancient town of Ilorin, Kwara State, Engr. Yakubu, Mustapha Yinusa holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.) degree in Civil Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1985. He also has Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Civil Engineering from University of Lagos in 1998.

He is happily married to his amiable Wife, Mrs. Aishat Yakubu and they are blessed with children. His hobbies include fitness, travelling and exploring different places.