Buhari approves Auwalu as new DPR director

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday appointed Sarki Auwalu as the substantive Director, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).

This was announced in a statement issued by the President’s spokesperson, Mr Femi Adesina

Mr Adesina stated that the new appointee would hold office for an initial term of four years.

His words, “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).”

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