The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has expressed sadness over the sudden death of its former Group Managing Director (GMD), Dr. Joseph Thlama Dawha.
According to the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the Corporation, Dr. Kennie Obateru, in a statement today, August 3, Dr. Dawha, died after a brief illness.
The statement said that the current 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.
Mallam Kyari said that NNPC family gravely mourned the death of the former GMD, who he noted, provided astute leadership and made immense contributions to the progress of corporation.
He described Dr. Dawha’s death as a great loss to not only NNPC but also Nigeria as a whole.
Dr. Dawha was GMD of NNPC between August, 2014 to August, 2015.