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

  • Engr. Siky A. Aliyu - Managing Director

  • Engr. Mustapha Yakubu - Executive Director, Operations

  • Mr. Babajo Salisu Tijani - Executive Director, Services

 

Engr. Siky A. Aliyu, C’Eng, FIChemE, FNSChE.

(Managing Director, National Engineering & Technical Company)

 

Brief Profile

Engr. Siky Aliyu has been appointed the new Managing Director, National Engineering and Technical Company Limited (NETCO) effective April 1, 2016. He thus becomes the eleventh Managing Director of the NNPC Subsidiary saddled with the responsibility of providing engineering services to the Nation and the entire oil and gas industry. 

Siky Aliyu has had over 32 years experience in the midstream and downstream sectors of Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria, U.K, Netherlands and USA, twelve of which have been spent in senior management role. He holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Newcastle Upon-Tyne (U.K.) where he graduated in June 1983. He joined NNPC in November 1983 as a Process Technologist in Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company where he worked until December 1989 when he was seconded to Nigeria LNG Ltd as a senior Process Engineer.

While in NLNG, he was involved in all aspects of the company’s Projects development and implementation from Scouting studies, to Basis of Design to Front End Engineering Design, Detail Engineering, Commissioning, Start-up and normal plant operation. He was the first Nigerian in NLNG to lead process engineering group as Lead Process Engineer and in 2004, he became the first Nigerian to be Commissioning Manager for NLNGPlus (Trains 4 and 5). In 2006, he was appointed Technical Services Manager, the first Nigerian to occupy the position. In that position, Siky led a team that championed many initiatives which saved over US100m dollars to the Company. Top amongst these initiatives are Flare Reduction Initiatives which successfully reduced operational flaring from 3% to 0.5% of feed gas intake and the Optimization of LNG trains and Gas Turbine Generators during gas supply shortage situation.

In February, 2010, he was deseconded back to NNPC as Manager in charge of the Gas Processing Facilities in Gas & Power Directorate. Later that year, he was deployed to Brass LNG as a Shareholder Subject Matter Expert in LNG to assist in evaluating the Technical & Commercial EPC bids received from Contractors bidding for the Brass LNG Project.

In 2011, Siky was promoted General Manager Brass LNG where he provided overall direction and management of operations of the Brass Facilities division supervising the Basis of Design, FEED and EPC Contract negotiations and contract conformance of mega billions Brass LNG Onshore Works, Offshore Works and Gas Train Engineering & Procurement Contracts. He also led the initiative for further optimization of the Project to reduce Capex. Siky was promoted Managing Director of NETCO in March, 2016.

Siky is a chartered engineer and a Fellow of both the Institution of Chemical Engineers (U.K) and Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers. He is an alumnus of INSEAD Business School and member of Board of NETCO-Dietsmann. He was a member of Council and Board of Directors of Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers from 1991 -1996. Siky, authored a textbook The Chemical Engineering Problems – Vol. 1 Separation Processes in 1989.

Siky is happily married to Oluremi, a Consultant Internist, Occupational Physician and they are blessed with three girls (Lola, Zainab & Mariam) and two boys (Wale & Jubril).

He is a golfer and member of the prestigious Ikoyi Club. His hobbies include reading, meeting people, mentoring and coaching.

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PROFILE OF ENGR.MUSTAPHA YAKUBU

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS

 

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.

 

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PROFILE OF MR. BABAJO SALISU TIJANI

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SERVICES      

   

The Management of NNPC has appointed Mr. Babajo Salisu Tijjani as the Executive Director Services (EDS) in NETCO effective April 20, 2017.  The new NETCO EDS graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1984.

A member of Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and International Facility Management Association (IFMA). Facility Management Professional (FMP), Mr Babajo joined NNPC on May 16, 1986 and has held various job functions within the Corporation in his 31-year service.  Among the job functions are General Manager, Support Services, Greenfield Refinery Projects Division from November 2016 to April 2017;  Acting General Manager, Group Admin Services Department, NNPC Towers; Manager, Office and Management Services NNPC Towers; Deputy Manager, Office Services, NNPC Towers; Deputy Manager, Total Quality Management, IDSL, Benin.

The new NETCO Executive Director Services also served as Chief Research and Price Intelligence Officer, PPMC, Kaduna Area Office; Deputy/Chief Security, Fire and Safety Officer, NNPC Lagos Zonal Office; Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, NNPC Warri Zonal Office; Senior Administrative Officer, NNPC Warri Zonal Office; Administrative Officer I, Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company Limited (WRPC); Administrative Officer II, Communication, Kaduna  Refinery and Petrochemical Company Limited (KRPC) and Personal Officer II, Refineries Sector Headquarters, Kaduna.

In the course of serving the Corporation, Mr. Babajo has served in many committees which include NNPC Restructuring and Change Management Programme office as well as member of Project Implementation Committee in March this year.  He served as Chairman, Committee on review of Office and Space Allocation Guidelines at NNPC Corporate Headquarters in November 2016.  In September 2015, Mr. Babajo served on the committee on Cost Reduction/Optimization in NNPC set up by Group Executive Director, Finance and Services Directorate.

Between 2009 and 2013, he served as Chairman, Departmental NNPC Group Admin Services, Tender’s Committee (DTC) while between June 2007 and July 2008 he served as Member/Alternate Chairman, Management Tenders Board of IDSL, Benin. The new NETCO EDS served as member of Petroleum Products Monitoring Committee for Kaduna Metropolis between January and June 2007.  In March 2005, he was a member of committee on verification of prices of petroleum products set up by the Executive Governor of Kaduna State.

Mr Babajo has attended many local and international courses and conferences among which are International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Workplace Conferences and Expos, USA in 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011.  He also attended courses by the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) on Building and leading a high-performance team in April 2013 and Recruitment and Selection Skills in November 2013.

In November 2012, the NETCO EDS attended a course in Dubai on Contract Risk Management and Compliance. He attended Facility Management Core Professional Courses and was awarded Facility Management Professional (FMP) Designation/Certification on April 11, 2011.  He has also attended courses on Managing Contract Procedures, Tenders Specification and Contract, Analytical Problem Solving and Creative Thinking, Project Management, Strategic Sales Management Workshop, Petroleum Marketing in a Deregulated Market, Price Mechanism for product import and export, Leadership and Motivation, Safety Manager’s Forum and Effective Communication Course in various locations of the Corporation. In September 2008 also attended Risk Based Process Safety Management course at Houston, Texas, USA.

Born on August 15, 1962, Mr Babajo is an experienced Human Resources practitioner and facility Manager. He is highly committed, customer focussed and team player with passion for excellent service delivery.  He has a track record of value addition to activities of NNPC spanning over three decades of dedicated service in the upstream and downstream sectors of the Corporation.  He is happily married and his hobbies include reading, current affairs and walking.

 

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