Engineer Sagiru Jajere becomes MD of Antan Producing Limited
Engineer Sagiru Jajere has been appointed the Managing Director (MD) of Antan Producing Limited.
Antan Producing Limited is a fully owned subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited with responsibility for the operation of OMLs 123, 124, 126, and 137 taken over from Addax Petroleum,
Engineer Jajere led the NNPCL Transition team in the successful handover of OMLs 123, 124, 126, and 137 operations from Addax Petroleum to NNPCL following the execution of the Transfer, Settlement and Exit Agreement (TSEA) on November 1, 2022, between Addax Petroleum companies and Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited.
Engineer Jajere was born in Potiskum town of Yobe State, and had his early education at Damboa Primary School, Potiskum. He later proceeded to Government Science Secondary School Potiskum for his secondary education.
He proceeded to the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, where he got his BSc in Civil Engineering. He also did his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at Osun State.
After NYSC, Jajere worked briefly with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Lagos, as Executive Engineer and later moved to National Engineering and Technical Company Limited (NETCO), a subsidiary of the NNPC, where he worked for 13 years before joining the corporate headquarters to support the Local Content Drive under the GMD’s office.
Following the signing into law of the Nigerian Content Act in 2010, he was selected to form the implementation committee that successfully produced the implementation document for the NCDMB and was eventually seconded as one of the pioneer staff that set up the board.
Engr. Jajere’s secondment ended after five years with the Board at Yenagoa, Bayelsa State and was deployed to Cost Engineering Division at the Corporate headquarters as Deputy Manager, Cost Estimating, and later promoted to Manager Value for Money and Cost Optimisation. He contributed immensely to instituting Cost Estimating and Benchmarking of all NNPC projects.
His outstanding performance, and deep theoretical and practical understanding of the petroleum industry, earned him a promotion to become the General Manager of Capital Projects in the Engineering and Technical Division.
In 2020, Jajere was transferred to National Investment Management Service, NAPIMS (Now NUIMS) to head the Production Shearing Contracts as General Manager of PSC.
Additionally, he held various positions and worked in various sectors and committees of the NNPC and IOCs within and outside Nigeria, particularly with partner companies like Bechtel Corporation of USA, Kellogg Brown and Root among many others.
Jajere attended various technical and managerial courses both in Nigeria and abroad which have greatly enhanced his working career.
With his appointment as Managing Director of Antan Producing Limited, Jajere, who is the Zanna Dujima of Fika, will be overseeing the company that will be operating the oil assets taken over from Addax Petroleum.