Thomas John, Erstwhile GMD, Alternate Chairman Of NNPC Ltd Is Dead

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd.) has announced the passing of a former Group Managing Director (GMD) and Acting Alternate Chairman of the Board of the defunct Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Thomas Maurice Asuquo John, at the age of 84.

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The Chief Corporate Communications Officer of the NNPC Ltd., Olufemi Soneye announced his death in a statement on Thursday.

He said, Dr. John, a quintessential administrator and oil & gas industry professional, was the 5th GMD of NNPC, succeeding the late Dr. Aret Adams from April 1990 to June 1992.

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He was also a Non-Executive Director, South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO), Executive Chairman, Hydropec Engineering Services Ltd., and former Non-Executive Director, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc., among other positions.

“On behalf of the entire NNPC Ltd. Management and Staff, the GCEO, Mr. Mele Kyari, extends the Company’s heartfelt condolences to his dear wife, family, friends, and relatives during this very trying period.

“May his soul rest in peace”, Soneye said in the statement.

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