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Tinubu appoints new heads for NOSDRA, OORBDA

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of two new Chief Executive Officers for the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency and the Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, May 22, by Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, it was announced that Engr. Chukwuemeka Woke will be the new Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of NOSDRA. Dr. Adedeji Ashiru has been appointed as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of OORBDA.

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“President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Engr. Chukwuemeka Woke as the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency,” the statement read.

“Furthermore, the President has approved the appointment of Dr. Adedeji Ashiru as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority (OORBDA).”

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Engr. Woke, an engineer and environmental specialist, has extensive experience, having served as the Chairman of Emohua Local Government Area in Rivers State and as Chief of Staff at the Government House in Port Harcourt. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering and has worked in various departments of the former Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Dr. Ashiru, who holds a Doctorate degree in Engineering from Commonwealth University in the UK, has led a consortium of blue-chip companies and has a proven record of success in his professional career.

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The statement highlighted the President’s expectations for the new leaders: “The President expects the new Chief Executive Officers to deploy their competencies to these critical agencies for sustainable gains and turnaround, while maintaining utmost transparency in their operations.”

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