A top official of the NNPC is mentioned as a frontline contender to succeed the incumbent , Dr Abdulahi Ganduje.
He is Inuwa Waya,the man in charge of NNPC Shipping.
Waya holds an LLB from the Ahmadu Bello University, an LLM (Petroleum Law, Policy and Economics) from the University of Dundee and a Post Graduate Diploma (Management of the International Energy Industry) from the College of Petroleum Studies, Oxford, England.
He started his career in NNPC in 1996 as a Legal Officer, after which he worked in different capacities in the corporation. Such capacities include: Legal Officer;Law Research Unit of the Legal Department, Legal Officer: Litigation and Property Law Department, Senior Legal Officer: Corporate Law Department, Technical Assistant to the Group General Manager; Legal Division, Company Secretary/Legal Adviser; HYSON Nigeria Limited (NNPC/VITOL Joint Venture Company), Acting Executive Director; Services (HYSON), Vice President (Services); CALSON Bermuda Limited, Non-Executive Director (HYSON) – NNPC Representative in the Board of Directors of HYSON/CALSON, Technical Assistant to the Group Managing DirectorNNPC (He served as Technical Assistant to 3 Group Managing Directors of NNPC), General Manager; Tenders, Contracts Administration & Petroleum Upstream Department (TCAPUD), Acting Secretary to the Corporation/Legal Adviser and Managing Director; HYSON Nigeria Limited and President CALSON Bermuda Limited.
His Major Areas of Experience at the NNPC are: The LPG Butanazation Project, Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) Agreement of domestic refineries, Atlas Cove Optimization Project, West African Gas Pipeline Project, Agreement for the construction of NNPC Head Office and Housing Complex in Abuja, NNPC Assets Valuation Committee and NNPC Corporate Assets Boarding and Disposal Works.
His Current assignments Include: Transforming the operations of NNPC Products and Crude Oil Trading Company in particular ensuring flexibility by actively participating in the imports and exports of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products. NNPC Trading under the under the leadership of Mr Waya is actively involved in massive trading activity by ensuring interrupted supply of petroleum products in the Nigeria markets. Mr. Waya also ensures that these activities are done simultaneously with the consolidation of NNPC Joint Venture trading companies into one single formidable trading company doing business under the name of Duke Oil Incorporated Duke Oil under Mr. Waya’s stewardship has gone through a major turnaround. The Company is up to date in terms of Audited financial Statements and payments of Taxes. The turnover has considerably increased over the years and Dividend are paid to the shareholders ( NNPC), as at when due. In order to capture the emerging market in Asia and Middle East and in line with mandate given to it by NNPC, Duke Oil has opened an office in Dubai – United Arab Emirate (UAE).