- President Buhari has approved the appointment of Sarki Auwalu as the new director of the Department of Petroleum Resources
- The new DPR director will hold office for an initial term of four years
- Auwalu is a chemical engineer who has been a driving force of the DPR which he joined in 1998 as Principal Chemical Engineer
Sarki Auwalu has been appointed as the substantive director of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).
Auwalu's appointment which had been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari was announced by the special adviser on media and publicity to the president, Femi Adesina, on Wednesday, December 18.
According to Adesina, the new DPR director will hold office for an initial term of four years.
Legit.ng gathers that Auwalu is a chemical engineer who has been a driving force of the DPR which he joined in 1998 as Principal Chemical Engineer.
The new DPR director graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and had his post-graduate studies at Bayero University, Kano, and PETRAD Norway, PetroSkill USA, etc.
He is an associate member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers, UK; Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers; Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers; and Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN).
In a related development, Muhammad Mamman Nami has officially replaced Babatunde Fowler as the executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).
This was following the confirmation of his nomination by the Senate on Wednesday, December 18.
Recall that President Buhari had on Monday, December 9, nominated Nami to replace Fowler and sent his name to the Senate for confirmation.
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