NNPC:Oyeyemi Ladipo, The Legend, Retires



The Head of the Group Human Resources Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Mrs. Oyeyemi Lawunmi Ladipo bows out of Public Service today 03/11/21) after 35 years of meritorious service to the organization and the nation. Mrs Ladipo, 58, was appointed as the Group General Manager, Group Human Resources of the NNPC group in 2016 and the very first GGM, HR to support two consecutive NNPC Group Managing Directors (GMDs.)
Oyeyemi Lawunmi joined the NNPC as a classroom teacher, on completion of her youth service as a public affairs officer at the Kaduna refinery,, in the NNPC staff school, Kaduna on the 3rd day of November 1986. She rose through the ranks and held various positions during her 35-years sojourn. In 2014, she was appointed as the Executive Director Services(EDS) at Flagship subsidiary of NNPC the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), Benin a position she held till 2016. Between 2006 and 2010, she held various management positions which included Manager, Leadership, Development, Learning (LDL), Manager, Career and Performance and Depity Manager at the Group HR Division.

A core professional who is always on top of her game, Mrs. Ladipo has been an agent of change, institutionalizing performance, accountability and continuous policy improvement, a key driver of the NNPC Performance Management System, in addition to leading several other initiatives which have translated to improved service delivery, efficiency, and cost savings for the organization. A firm believer in the establishment of structures to support activities at strategic and operational levels, Mrs. Ladipo pioneered and delivered numerous people management policies and projects which have enhanced NNPC’s Employee Value Proposition.

She is a woman with a heart of Gold always willing to offer support. Beautiful inside and outside.
Some awards she bagged during her career include:
·     Certificate of Distinction GMD’s Prize for Best Overall Candidate in the Chief Officers’ Programme in 2006.
·     Certificate of Distinction and the Group Executive Director Corporate Services Prize for Individual Project in 2006.
She has also vested time joining Professional bodies such as:
·     NIM –Nigerian Institute of Management (Fellow)
·     IMC – Institute of Management Consultant (Fellow)
·     SHRM –Society for Human Resources (Member)
·     CIPM –Charted Institute of Personnel Management (Member)
·     CIPD – Charted Institute of Personnel Development (Member)

From just a classroom teacher, she rose to the pinnacle of her career by dint of hard work, tenacity, sense of purpose and most importantly the grace of God.

For a woman to have this quite enviable career, she must have been blessed with a dependable support system personified in Brigadier-General Samuel Gbenga Ladipo (SG) (Rted) and that union produced three wonderful children.

At her leisure-time, she loves cooking, space and event management, Interior decoration and spend quality time with family.
She is a dedicated Christian, ordained Deaconess and later ordained Pastor of El-Shaddai Bible Church, Dolphin Estate Ikoyi, Lagos in the years 1998 and 2006 respectively.

Today, we are celebrating an Icon, A dedicated Wife, A true mother, A philanthropist, A giver, A believer of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, A Prayer Warrior, A daughter of Zion and a thoroughbred Human Resources professional.

Hearty congratulations Mrs Oyeyemi Lawunmi Ladipo. Wishing you a happy and joyful retirement.
-Frank Abraham

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