Death of another NNPC ex-GMD, Joseph Dawha announced within 3 months

NNPC ex-GMD, Joseph Dawha
Emeh Joy

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Monday announced the sad demise of its former Group Managing director, Dr Joseph Dawha making it the second death announcement of a former GMD of the oil firm within three months.

His death came shortly after that of the immediate past GMD of the corporation, Maikanti Baru was announced towards the end of May 2020.

The current NNPC GMD, Mele Kyari made the announcement via a tweet on Monday saying that Dawha died after a brief illness.

He wrote, "The NNPC family regrets to announce the passing away of Dr Joseph Thalama Dawha GMD NNPC 2014-2015, after a brief illness.

"We remember his astute leadership and immense contributions to the progress of the corporation. It's a great loss to us, the nation and the family.

According to the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC Kennie Obateru, Dawha was the 16th GMD of NNPC.

The corporation described Dawha's death as a significant loss to both the oil corporation and the country as a whole.

Dawha served as the Group Managing Director of NNPC between August 2014 and August 2015.

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