The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the death of a former Group Managing Director (GMD); Dr Joseph Dawha.
The announcement was made on Monday, August 3, 2020.
Specifically, the disclosure was made in a tweet posted on the official Twitter handle of Mele Kyari; current GMD of the NNPC on Monday. He had disclosed via the tweet that Dahwa passed on after a brief illness.
“The NNPC family regrets to announce the passing away of Dr Joseph Thalama Dawha, GMD NNPC 2014-2015, after a brief illness. 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,’’ Kyari tweeted.
Dawha was GMD of NNPC between August 2014 and August 2015.
Equally important, the death of Dawha makes it the second former GMD of NNPC to have died the last three months. Indeed, Dahwa’s demise comes after that of the immediate past GMD of the NNPC, Maikanti Baru.
Baru died in May this year.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has eulogized the late publisher and businessman, Isma’ila Isa Funtua; describing him as being of great assistance to his administration.
The President made this known in a personal letter addressed to the family of the late Funtua.
Specifically, Buhari described the demise of the influential business mogul as a major national loss.
Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity; made this known in a statement in Abuja on Monday.
In the letter, written in Hausa language, Buhari told the bereaved wife, Hajiya Hauwa; as well as the children and the entire family members that the loss of Funtua was not theirs alone; but that of the entire country.
He said: “Malam Isma’ila was of great assistance to me and my administration. He helped in many ways to strengthen the government and the country before his ultimate demise.”