Buhari Names Funtua As NIGCOMSAT New MD

President Muhammadu Buhari has named
Engineer Tukur Funtua, as the new Managing Director of Nigeria Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT).

According to a statement on Friday by the Senior Special Assisitant on Media, to the minister of communications and digital economy, Mrs Uwa Suleiman.

TheFact Daily reports that Funtua’s appointment which is with immediate effect, came following the retirement of the erstwhile Managing Director, Dr Abimbola Alale.

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Engineer Tukur Mohammed Lawal Funtua, born on 24th November 1966 is an indigene of Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State, Northwest Nigeria.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, PGDM, MBA, a Professional Diploma in Education and a PhD in Environmental and Sustainable Development Management in view, at the University of Port Harcourt.

He was before his appointment,Director, health community affairs, safety and environment with BUA Cement Plc, served in various capacities including Health and Safety Manager, Country HSE Manager and Regional Manager for Communications, Public Affairs and Sustainable Development at Lafarge Africa Plc and Group Head,Environment and Community Affairs at DangoteCement Plc among others.

Engineer Tukur, who has thirty years professional experience in manufacturing, process engineering, health, production, safety and environmental management, communications and various other fields,is a Chartered Environmentalist at the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation, aFellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers,and the Professional Leadership Practitioners Institute.

He is a Registered Engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), a member of numerous professional bodies and institutes. Engineer Tukur is an author and is married with children.

Recall, the Nigeria Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) falls under the purview of the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy.

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