01 August 2014, Abuja – President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of Dr. Joseph Thlama Dawha as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.
He replaces Engr. Andrew Yakubu who had spent two years at the helm of the oil and gas behemoth.
A statement on Friday night signed by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Dr. Reuben Abati, and obtained by our correspondent in Abuja, confirmed the appointment along with other changes at the NNPC and its subsidiaries.
It noted that, “President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the following appointments and changes in the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC):
1. Dr Joseph Thlama Dawha – Group Managing Director, NNPC
2. Mr Anthony Ugonna Muoneke – Managing Director, NPDC
3. Ms Aisha Mata Abdurrahman – Group Executive Director, Commercial and Investment, NNPC
4. Dr Attahiru B. Yusuf – Group Executive Director, Business Development, NNPC
The new Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Dawha hails from Borno state. He 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.
Mr Anthony Muoneke, the new Managing Director of the NPDC, hails from Anambra state. Called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985, he has over 29 years’ experience at both local and international levels in the oil and gas as well as the energy and power sectors, including serving as Executive Director, Finance & Admin, Niger Delta Power Holding Company Ltd. (NDPHC).
The statement added that all the appointments are with immediate effect.