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History was recently made in NETCO when Engr Siky Aliyu, a chartered engineer and a fellow of both the Institution of Chemical Engineers (U.K.) and Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers was recently appointed the eleventh Managing Director of the company.  His appointment took effect from April 1, 2016.

With over 32 years’ experience in the midstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria, U.K. Netherlands and USA, twelve of which have been spent in senior management cadre, Engr. Aliyu holds a B.Sc (Hons.) degree in Chemical Engineering from the 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 Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) 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 NLNG Plus (Trains 4 and 5).

In 2006, Engr. Aliyu was appointed Technical Services Manager, the first Nigerian to occupy the position. In that position, he 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 de-seconded 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 billion$ 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.

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 namely Lola, Zainab and Mariam and two boys namely Wale and Jubril.

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