The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the death of its former Group Managing Director (GMD), Dr. Joseph Thlama Dawha.
The Corporation in a statement on Monday disclosed that Dawha, died after a brief illness.
The statement added that 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.
Recall that two months ago, the immediate past GMD of the Corporation, Maikanti Baru passed on too due to Covid-19 related complications.