Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), Engineer Joseph Dawha, is dead.
Dawah is the second ex-GMD of the Corporation to die in the last three months. One of his successors, Maikanti Baru died earlier this year.
Dawha replaced Andrew Yakubu as GMD in 2014.
Group Managing Director of the corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari, who announced his death in 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 Mele Kyari current GMD
He continued; “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.”