Reorganization In Oil Sector As Jonathan Appoints New GMD For NNPC, OthersFeatured, Latest News Friday, August 1st, 2014
Again, the nation’s oil empire the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) have witnessed another major reorganization as President Goodluck Jonathan just approved the appointment of new top management officers, including Dr Joseph Thlama Dawha as the Group Managing Director (GMD) of NNPC.
Other new appointments were Mr Anthony Ugonna Muoneke, Managing Director, NPDC, Ms Aisha Mata Abdurrahman, Group Executive Director, (Commercial and Investment), NNPC and Dr Attahiru Yusuf, Group Executive Director, Business Development, NNPC.
In a statement issued on Friday by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the new NNPC’s GMD hailed from Borno state and has served previously as the Group Executive Director, (Exploration and Production), NNPC and Managing Director of Integrated Data Services Ltd (IDSL), a subsidiary of the NNPC.
Similarly, the new NPDC Boss, Muoneke, is a Lawyer and an indigene of Anambra state. He was called to Bar in 1985 and had over 29 years’ experience at both local and international levels in the oil and gas as well as the energy and power sectors, including position as Executive Director, (Finance and Admin), Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited, (NDPHC).
All the appointments the statement revealed were with immediate effect.
The New GMD of NNPC
Dr. Joseph Thlama Dawha is the Managing Director of Integrated Data Services Limited (IDSL). An indigene of Biu in Borno State, Dr. Dawha was born on March 29, 1954. He holds a B.sc (1977) and an M.sc (1985) degree in chemical engineering. He also bagged a Doctorate degree in 1988.
Dr. Dawha’s career in NNPC began in 1988, from where he rose in ranks in 2005 to become the Executive Director, Commercial Division of Eleme Petrochemical Company Limited, Port Harcourt in 2003.
Before joining NNPC, Dr. J. T. Dawha lectured at the Borno State College of Science and Technology from 1978 to 1984 before becoming a Director at Borno State College Basic Studies in 1985.
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