President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Sarki Auwalu as the substantive Director, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).
Mr Auwalu’s appointment was announced in a statement by Mr Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina.
Mr Adesina said the new appointee would hold office for an initial term of four years.
“Mr Auwalu, a chemical engineer, has 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, and 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).”