Engr. Joseph Makoju, Honorary Adviser to the President/Chief Executive of the Dangote Group, from 2009 to date, holds a BSc (1st Class) honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom and an M.Phil. in Mechanical Engineering from the same university.
He is also an alumnus (mni) of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos.
Before his current position, Engr. Makoju was Chief Operating Officer, Dangote Cement. He has worked in several world-class organisations including Shell-BP; Blue Circle (UK) and WAPCO which he headed as Managing Director/CE for about a decade before taking up an appointment as Managing Director/CE of National Electric Power Authority (Power Holding Company of Nigeria).
Engr. Makoju served as Special Adviser (Electric Power) to the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria under two separate Administrations. He was pioneer Chairman of the Board of the West African Power Pool for eight years and remains today an Honorary Member of the board. He is also Chairman of the Cement Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (CMAN).
He belongs to several professional bodies including the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Nigerian Institute of Management and British Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
Engr. Makoju holds a number of awards including a national honour from the Federal Republic of Nigeria – Officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (OFR) and a national honour from the Republic of Niger -Grand Commander of the Special Order of Merit (GCSO).