President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Sarki Auwalu as substantive Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) for an initial term of four years.
This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina.
According to Adesina, Auwalu’s appointment was because he had been a driving force of the DPR which he joined in 1998 as Principal Chemical Engineer.
The new Director is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and had his post-graduate studies at Bayero University, Kano, PETRAD Norway, PetroSkill USA, among other institutions.
Auwalu is Associate Member, Institute of Chemical Engineers, UK; Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers; Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers; and Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN).
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