The current membership of NETCO's Board of Directors is as follows:
- Engr. Isyaku Dandume Abdullahi - Managing Director
- Engr. Dominic Nwechi Ugbor - Executive Director, Operations
- Mrs. Bolanle Ashafa - Executive Director, Services
Engr. Isyaku Dandume Abdullahi was born on January 5, 1955 at Dandume, Katsina State. He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University in 1979 and was awarded Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering. He started his working career with Nigerian Agip Oil Company as Corrosion Engineer between 1979 and 1980.
Engr. Isyaku Dandume Abdullahi
Engr. Abdullahi joined the services of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation as FCCU Technologist and was posted to Kaduna Refining and Petroleum Company, Kaduna in 1980. Between 1983 and 1989, he had held various positions as Senior Operator, Chief Operator, Assistant Project Engineer, Project Leader Demin. Train Expansion, Process Engineer and became the Acting Head Process Engineering Section in 1988. Engr. Abdullahi Dandume was redeployed
in 1990 to NLNG Base Project as Project Engineer in Technip Office Paris to monitor progress of PS Contractor to achieve the execution of re-imbursable PS Contract within agreed schedule and cost. Between 1990 and 1996, he participated in the NLNG Base Project as Project / Office Engineer and Assistant Cost Control / Contract Engineer responsible for compliance with NLNG project requirement and process, follow up and control of cost for all capital projects.
Between 1996 and 2001, he actively participated in the NLNG Base Project Detailed Engineering, NLNG Expansion Project and Train 3 Detailed Engineering in MW Kellogg Office, London.
In 2001, Engr. Abdullahi was redeployed to SHELL Office in The Hague on the NLNG Plus and Train 6 Studies as Process Engineer to provide technical input for the Gas supply agreement, collate and prepare a Gas Data Book on the project. In 2002, he was appointed the acting Commissioning Manager / Senior Process Engineer on the NLNG Expansion Commission in Bonny Island.
Engr. Abdullahi was promoted Manager ETSD in Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemicals Company in 2004. In 2007, he was redeployed to Corporate Headquarters as the General Manager TSD and in 2009 he was appointed the Executive Director Operations KRPC, Kaduna. He was on this position until 2011 when he was appointed the Executive Director Operations, NETCO, a position he held before recently being promoted NETCO’s Managing Director. Engr. Abdullahi has attended several local and overseas management courses. His hobbies include reading, traveling and farming. He is happily married with children.
Engr. Ugbor Dominic Nwechi
Executive Director, Operations
Engr. Ugbor Dominic Nwechi was born on December 30, 1954 in Enugu State. His primary education was in St. Patrick's Catholic School, Zaria, after which he proceeded to Eastern Nigeria for his Secondary and University education. He graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1981, where he was awarded Bachelor of Engineering degree (Second Class Honours) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. In September 1981, he was posted to Ogun State for the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) scheme, where he was deployed to the Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), for his primary assignment. Before joining the NNPC for the NYSC scheme, Engr. Ugbor had, in his final year in the University been offered appointment by the UAC as a Trainee Engineer, but having distinguished himself during his primary assignment, opted to accept the offer to join the services of the NNPC in 1982 as Engineer II.
The new Executive Director, Operations then started his working career in the Operations and Maintenance Division of the PPMC, Mosimi, Ogun State in October 1982. He was a Headquarter Maintenance Engineer between 1982 and 1984, involved in carrying out Brownfield modifications and major maintenance of depot, pipeline and pump-station facilities nation-wide. He rose to become an Assistant Chief Engineer, and the Area Electrical Engineer with the full responsibility for the planning, co-ordination and implementation of maintenance activities in various depots, pipelines and pump-station facilities under system 2B (i.e. Mosimi, Ibadan, Atlascove, Satellite Ejigbo, Ilorin and Ore), between 1984 and 1991.
Engr. Ugbor, as Assistant Chief Engineer, was seconded to the National Engineering & Technical Company (NETCO) Ltd. in April 1991, where he employed his previous field experience and the six (6) months On-The-Job Training (OJT) in Bechtel offices in London to fully engage as a Design Electrical Engineer. Since joining NETCO about twenty-two (22) years ago, he has obtained experiences in facility engineering design and project management. He was Head of the Instrumentation & Controls Engineering team from 1993 to 1999, and was Lead Engineer on various projects, especially one of the largest engineering projects NETCO ever executed, the Escravos Gas Project Phase 1. He has been involved in proposals preparation and multi-disciplinary engineering projects execution locally and in the home offices of multinational engineering companies, such as Bechtel Inc., London and the USA, MW Kellogg offices, London; Saipem, Paris.
He was Project Manager on several projects; key among them are the Erha FPSO EPC 1 Project, Olokola LNG Project, NLNG Train 6, and the KRPC 7TH Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) Project, where he led a team of engineers to carry out the pre-qualification, tender evaluation and selection of the main Contractor for the 7th TAM. He was promoted Deputy Manager, Project Management in 2005; and subsequently managed multi-disciplinary engineering projects. He is practically familiar with various engineering analysis and drafting software, cutting across all the engineering disciplines. Both as Discipline Engineer and Project Manager, Engr. Ugbor has, on behalf of NETCO executed projects for virtually all the IOCs in Nigeria, especially Chevron, Shell, Mobil, and Total.
Engr. Ugbor was promoted Manager Engineering in 2009 and was responsible for the management of all the engineering disciplines, preparation and reviews of technical proposals, involved in negotiation of contracts, ensures human capacity development through implementation of training for engineers, identification of personnel skills gap, and ensuring quality deliverables on projects, among others. In November 2012, Engr. Ugbor was appointed to his current position, Executive Director, Operations.
Engr. Ugbor has attended many local and overseas technical and management courses. He is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria and the Instrument Society of America.
His hobbies includes gymming, lawn tennis and reading. He is happily married with children.
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.