The Downstream Department is one of the three technical Departments recently created in the Ministry with the mandate to supervise, monitor and formulate policies in the Downstream Sector in line with the Oil and Gas global best practices as well as ensuring that Government gets the maximum benefit from the Industry.
The Downstream is one of the three Sectors of the Oil and Gas industry in Nigeria. It involves the distribution, marketing and utilization of petroleum products (fuels and lubricants products). The sector is saddled with the responsibility of bringing usable products (finished products) to end users and consumers.
The functions of the Department, among others include:
I. Ensuring synergy in the Downstream operations of the statutory Agencies of the Ministry through coordinative tactics.
II. Encouraging private sectors participation and diversification of petroleum products.
III. Process complaints and petitions from aggrieved stakeholders and investors in the Downstream Sector for effective service delivery.
IV. Budget preparation for effective planning of the activities of the Downstream Department.
V. Other issues as may be directed by the Honourable Ministers and Permanent Secretary.
Mallam Ibrahim Shehu
Mallam Ibrahim Shehu, was born in Zaria, Kaduna State. He had his primary education in Jos, Plateau State before proceeding to Government College Keffi.
In 1987, he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Bayero University Kano (BUK) and then a Masters’ Degree in International Relations from the University of Abuja in 1998.
Mallam Shehu began his Public Service Career in 1989 at the Federal Capital Territory Administration and has served in different capacities in numerous Ministries, Departments and Agencies
He rose through the ranks in the Federal Civil Service until his present assignment to oversee the Downstream Department of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources.
Mallam Shehu has attended several developmental courses in different Institutions both within and outside Nigeria.
He is an alumnus of Kennedy School of Government in Harvard University United States and is also a member of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru.