The death has been announced, of Mr. Joseph Dawah, former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), who replaced Me. Andrew Yakubu as GMD in 2014.
Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari, who announced his death via his Twitter handle, extolled the virtues of the late NNPC boss.
“The NNPC family regrets to announce the passing away of Dr Joseph Thalama Dawha, GMD NNPC 2014- 2015 after a brief illness,” said Kyari.
“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.”
Dawah’s death makes it the second ex-GMD death of the corporation within the last five months.