President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Sarki Auwalu as substantive Director, Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, for an initial term of four years.
The appointment was contained in a statement on Wednesday by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.
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.
Mr 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.