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NNPC: An Inside-out of the Corporation

by Baderinwa Adedamola
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NNPC: A brief history

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is the state oil corporation which was established on April 1, 1977. In addition to its exploration activities, the Corporation was given powers and operational interests in refining, petrochemicals and products transportation as well as marketing. Between 1978 and 1989, NNPC constructed refineries in Warri, Kaduna and Port Harcourt and took over the 35,000-barrel Shell Refinery established in Port Harcourt in 1965.

NNPC recruitment

Application for NNPC recruitment can be completed through the NNPC career portal. The recruitment program of NNPC is always communicated through their social media pages and the official website.

NNPC news: How to get latest updates about NNPC

For latest news about recruitment, projects and policies, you can check the official twitter handle of the NNPC group. NNPC also provides the latest news about their activities on the NNPC news page.

NNPC scholarship

NNPC. National University Scholarship Program is a conducted by Shell Nigeria Exploration and production company limited (SNEPco). The program aims to enhance learning opportunities among Nigerians by providing a yearly grant to the successful applicants from their second year to the completion of their undergraduate degree program. Applications can be completed through NNPC scholarship portal

NNPC subsidiaries

In 1988, the NNPC was commercialized into Strategic Business Units, covering the entire spectrum of oil industry operations: exploration and production, gas development, refining, distribution, petrochemicals, engineering, and commercial investments. NNPC has several subsidiaries, two partly owned subsidiaries and 16 associated companies

  • Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC)
  • Nigerian Gas Company (NGC)
  • Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC)
  • Integrated Data Services Limited (IDSL)
  • National Engineering and Technical Company Limited (NETCO)
  • Hydrocarbon Services Nigeria Limited (HYSON)
  • Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited (WRPC)
  • Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited (KRPC)
  • Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited (PHRC)
  • NNPC Retail Limited
  • Duke Oil​​
  • Department of Petrleum resources

In 2016, ​ following the repositioning efforts of the Corporation to become a global energy company, the PPMC and NGC were restructured to give birth to new commercial entities as follows:

  • Nigerian Gas and Marketing Company (NGMC)
  • Nigerian Gas Processing and Transmission Company (NGPTC)
  • Gas and Power Investment Company (GPIC)
  • Nigerian Products and Marketing Company (NPMC)
  • Nigerian Pipelines and Storage Company (NPSC)​​​

NNPC website

The official NNPC website can be reached by clicking homepage.

NNPC address

NNPC Towers, Central Business District,

Herbert Macaulay Way,

P.M.B. 190, Garki, Abuja.

NNPC act

The Nigerian National Petroleum corporation act is a document that contains laws of the federal republic of Nigeria that guides the operations of the organization. The NNPC act can be downloaded here.

NNPC annual report

A detailed report of the operations of the cooperation is uploaded monthly on the monthly report page. It contains financial audits, ongoing projects and other valid monthly info about the company. At the end of the year, the monthly reports are combined into a detailed annual report.

NNPC board

  • Chief Timipre Sylva, Hon. Minister of State, Petroleum Resources ​ ​ ​​
  • Mele Kolo Kyari, Group Managing Director, NNPC
  • Stephen Dike, Member, ​ NNPC Board​
  • Chief Pius O. Akinyelure, Member, NNPC Board
  • Mrs Hadiza Coomassie, Secretary to the Corporation ​and Legal Adviser
  • Magnus Abe, Member, NNPC Board
  • Tajuddeen Umar, Member, ​NNPC Board
  • Mallam Mohammed Lawal, Member, NNPC Board
  • Mrs Lami Onayi Ahmed, Member, NNPC Board
  • Mahmoud Isa Dutse ; Member, NNPC Board

NNPC boss

Mele Kolo Kyari is the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

NNPC building Abuja

The NNPC Towers in Abuja is the headquarters of NNPC. Consisting of four identical towers, the complex is located on Herbert Macaulay Way, Central Business District Abuja.

NNPC careers

The NNPC career page can be reached via the official careers page. The page provides valid information about NNPC employment

NNPC chairman

President Buhari appointed Mele Kyari as the new Group Managing Director (GMD) Of NNPC. Kyari replaced Maikanti Baru.

NNPC departments

Autonomous Business Units

  • Upstream Company
  • Downstream Company
  • Refining Company
  • Ventures Company
  • Gas & Power Company

Corporate Services Units:

  • Finance and Accounts
  • Corporate Services

Strategic Business & Corporate Services Units

  • National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS)
  • Crude Oil Sales Division (COSD)
  • Integrated Data Services Limited (IDLS)
  • Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC)
  • Nigerian Gas Company (NGC)

NNPC depots in Nigeria

NNPC has 5000 kilometers of pipeline network, twenty-one (21) storage depots and nine (9) LPG depots.

NNPC entry level salary

NNPC entry level salary for graduate trainee ranges between N150,000 and N190,000. This crop of recruits is expected to have little or no experience. For experience hire, the salary range is between N320,000 and N350,000

Question and answers

Is NNPC a public corporation

Yes, NNPC is a public corporation. Nigeria being an oil producing country generates a lot of revenue through the NNPC.

Is NNPC a good place to work

NNPC is a top-rated organization in the country. The organization has a great salary scale. NNPC affords a great learning environment for its workers with on-hand training and numerous conferences.

Is NNPC a parastatal

The NNPC is a registered parastatal under the Ministry of petroleum resources. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) undertakes commercial ventures in the petroleum industry on behalf of the Federal Government.

Is NNPC a regulator

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is not a regulator in the petroleum industry. There are other parastatals under the ministry of petroleum resources that oversee the activities of petroleum product vendors. E.g. Department of petroleum resources (DPR).


  • Baderinwa Adedamola

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