Lagos — President Muhammadu Buhari has named a new director for the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR. He is a chemical engineer, Sarki Auwalu.
Femi Adesina, Special adviser on media and publicity to President Buhari, disclosed this in a statement, saying Auwalu would hold office for an initial term of four years.
Auwalu takes over from Ahmad Rufai Shakur who was named acting director of the agency in June this year by President Buhari following the expiration of the four year tenure of the former Director, Mr. Mordecai Ladan.
The statement announcing the new appointment said: “Mr Auwalu, a chemical engineer, has been a driving force of the DPR, which he joined in 1998 as Principal Chemical Engineer.
“The new Director is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and had his post-graduate studies at Bayero University, Kano, and PETRAD Norway, PetroSkill USA, among other institutions.
“Auwalu is associate member, Institute of Chemical Engineers, UK; member, Society of Petroleum Engineers; member, Nigerian Society of Engineers; and Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN).”