According to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), one of its former Group Managing Director, Dr Joseph Thlama Dawha, is dead. He died after a brief illness.
This was confirmed in a press statement that was signed by NNPC’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr Kennie Obateru, on Monday, August 3, 2020.
The Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari, lamented over the sudden death of Dr Dawha, who was the 16th GMD of the state-owned oil giant.
NNPC in the press statement, said: “The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) regrets to announce the demise of its former Group Managing Director (GMD), Dr. Joseph Thlama Dawha. Dr Dawha died after a brief illness, NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr Kennie Obateru stated in a release today.
“The release said NNPC Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari, expressed shock over the sudden death of Dr Dawha who was the 16th Group Managing Director of the corporation.”
Gazelle News.com reports that Dawha hails from Biu in Borno State and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical engineering from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1977.