November 2, 2011
Oando Plc. has informed The Exchange of the appointments of Engineer Yusuf K. J. N’jie and Ammuna Lawan Ali as independent, non-Executive Directors to its Board, effective October 20, 2011.
Engineer N’jie has worked in the Oil industry for more than 30 years with companies such as Otis Engineering Corporation, SEDCO (a drilling /pipeline company) and Texaco Overseas (Nigeria) Petroleum Company Unlimited, where he served as a member of the Board of Directors and retired after 23 years of service. He spent 9 years at the Optimum Petroleum Development Company as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer. He is currently the chairman of Niya Holdings Nigeria Limited and a member of the board of various organizations. He is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the Southern Methodist University, Dallas, a fellow at the Nigerian Society of Engineers and a member of the society of Petroleum Engineers.
Ali, OON, a retired Federal Permanent Secretary, commenced her Civil Service career in 1977 as a Planning Officer at the Borno State Ministry of Lands and Survey, Maiduguri, where she rose to the position of permanent secretary. In that capacity, she served in the Ministries of Education, women Affairs, Commerce, Industries and Tourism. She transferred her service to the Federal Civil Service in 1995 as a Director in the Federal Ministries of Women Affairs & Social Development and that of Finance. She was appointed as a Permanent secretary in 2001 and retired from Service in December 2009. She is a member of the National Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, and holds a BA Degree and a Masters Degree in Public Administration.