The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has announced the demise of its former Group Managing Director, GMD, Joseph Thlama Dawha.
Dawha, died after a brief illness, NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Kennie Obateru stated in a release on Monday.
Dawha was GMD of NNPC between August, 2014 to August, 2015.
The release said NNPC Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari, expressed shock over the sudden death of Dawha who was the 16th Group Managing Director of the corporation.
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 Dawha’s death as a great loss to not only NNPC but also Nigeria as a whole.