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Just In: Former GMD NNPC, Joseph Dawha, Is Dead



The former group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Joseph Dawha, is dead.

The deceased is the second former GMD of the corporation to die in the last five months.

Dawha took over as the group managing director of NNPC from Andres Yakubu 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.

He said, “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.”

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