With Extensive Industry Experience, Komolafe Set for New Task at Upstream Commission

Emmanuel Addeh in Abuja

With more than several years of management at several ranges of the oil and gasoline sector as well as the possession of three degrees in 3 distinctive fields of tutorial investigation, the new Chief Govt Officer of the Upstream Petroleum Commission, Mr. Gbenga Komolafe, is coming completely ready for the new obstacle, THISDAY can report.

The 57-12 months-old engineer from Ondo condition, it was gathered, has been seriously concerned in strategic plan formulation and implementation in the oil and fuel business where he plainly distinguished himself.

As handling director, Nigeria Pipeline & Storage Business (NPSC), Komolafe was mentioned to have initiated the reform and business design for upkeep and functions of NNPC pipelines and depot infrastructure efficiently on a private Joint Enterprise (JV) basis.

In a treatise he titled: “The PIA and burden of key appointments”, a Community Affairs Analyst, Mr. Aliyu Galadima, observed that as an completed engineer, law firm, and technocrat, Komolafe has operated at the maximum amounts of the downstream and upstream sectors.

“The sector has ample information of how Komolafe’s steering of numerous downstream regulatory businesses yielded reforms that facilitated effectiveness and attendant enormous financial price for Nigeria,” he mentioned.
A Fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers, Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria, COREN and member of the Nigerian Bar Affiliation (NBA), he posited that Komolafe’s skills as a seasoned engineer and attorney is essential at this time to give the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) the needed impetus.

In accordance to him the PIA desires pros of stellar traits like Komolafe who have an remarkable grasp of how to translate the opportunity added benefits of the PIA into precise wins for Nigeria and Nigerians.
The attained oil and gasoline qualified, was mentioned to have initiated and coordinated different guidelines that generated and saved the Nigerian federation billions of pounds in his a variety of capacities and nationwide assignments he was provided.

He was Group Typical Manager, Unique Responsibilities at the NNPC, Team Basic Supervisor, Crude Oil Internet marketing Division and Government Director (Professional) Pipelines and Petroleum Promoting Organization (PPMC).
In addition, he was Standard Manager , Functions, Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF), General Manager , Operations of the Petroleum Goods Pricing Regulatory Company (PPPRA), among quite a few other people.
Apart getting an engineer, Komolafe has levels in law, industrial and labour relations and is a recipient of many awards.

An achieved engineer and a savvy attorney, Komolafe is an qualified in institutional system study and layouts to control profits leakages and attainment of the best possible nationwide productivity.

As Group Basic Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division, he facilitated optimum earnings for the Nigerian federation and done transparently as acknowledged by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) in its report in just the time period he served in business.

In the exact vein, as Executive Director, (Industrial) among 2012 – Mar 2014, he initiated strategic gross sales and retail programs and coordinated implementation of achievement of established earnings targets from downstream offer and distribution of refined petroleum merchandise for nationwide use.

In PEF, he initiated operations insurance policies for efficient petroleum items provide and bridging to the internal parts of the country and cost equalisation administration nationwide and pioneered profitable implementation of digital monitoring of petroleum items distribution nationwide.

This, it was learnt, resulted in clear bridging of petroleum items and price tag equalisation administration that saved federal government hundreds of billions of naira through institutional course of action know-how.

He also correctly coordinated seamless source of petroleum products and solutions nationwide with multiplier sectorial impact in the Nigerian overall economy as Basic Supervisor, Operations in the PPPRA.

Komolafe was Assistant Basic Supervisor (Head, Kaduna Zone), Assistant Normal Manager, Organizing Analysis & Progress and Department Supervisor, Nigeria Social Insurance coverage Trust Fund (NSITF), Warri.

He was at the Nigerian Law School, attended the College of Benin, Benin Metropolis, exactly where he attained a Bachelor Degree in Legislation (LL. B), University of Ibadan, wherever he obtained a Learn of Science in Industrial & Generation Engineering, 1998 and identical institution where by he bagged a Master of Science in Industrial & Labour Relations.

At the College of Ilorin, Kwara Condition Nigeria , Komolafe received a Bachelor of Engineering and has attended a number of programs, which includes the International Petroleum Management Certification Programme, Boston U.S.A, Worldwide Fuel Company Administration Certification Programme, Offshore Schooling Conference (OTC), Houston, Texas and Petrotec Convention, among many other individuals.

He has a number of research publications to his credit score and was winner Presidential merit award, Nigeria Culture of Engineers, was a Member, Presidential Investigative Committee on Crude Oil Theft (2015) and Member, Complex Committee on Downstream Petroleum Marketplace Deregulation (2009-2011).

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