By Shola Adewunmi
Former Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Joseph Thalama Dawha, is dead.
NNPC GMD, Mele Kyari, disclosed Dawha’s death in a tweet via his verified Twitter handle Monday evening.
The deceased, who headed the state-run oil company between 2014 and 2015, died after a brief illness.
Kyari described Dawha’s death as a great loss to the nation.
“The NNPC family regrets to announce the passing away of Dr Joseph Thlama Dawha, GMD NNPC 2014- 2015 after a brief illness,” he tweeted.
“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.”