Buhari appoints new DPR Director


President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Sarki Auwalu as a substantive Director for the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).

In a statement signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Auwalu, who has been a driving force of the DPR, joined the agency in 1998 as Principal Chemical Engineer would serve as the director of the agency for an initial term of four years.

What you need to know about Auwalu: The DPR Director is a chemical engineer. He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and had his post-graduate studies at Bayero University, Kano, and PETRAD Norway, PetroSkill USA, among other institutions.

He is also an 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).

Tasks waiting for Auwalu: Nigeria is in the season of yuletide. This period is notoriously known for scarcity of fuel. December and January have often been a headache for Nigerians because motorists and individuals usually queue to buy fuel at petrol stations.