LADAN Bows Out Of DPR, Hands Over To Shakur

LADAN Bows Out Of DPR, Hands Over To Shakur

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The Department of Petroleum Resources has announced the retirement of Mr Mordecai Ladan as the Director of Petroleum Resources following the expiration of his tenure (2015-2019). 

The agency in a statement said that Ladan handed over to the Deputy Director and Head, Corporate Services Division, Mr. Ahmed Rufai Shakur in an Acting capacity.

The Agency explained that the handover of the former DPR Director who served between 2015 to 2019 was in line with the provisions of Circular Ref. No.SGF.50/S.II/C.S/268.

“In line with the provisions of Circular Ref. No.SGF.50/S.II/C.S/268, the former Director (2015 – 2019) has formally handed over the affairs of the Department to the most senior officer Mr Ahmed Rufai Shakur, the Deputy Director and Head, Corporate Services Division in an Acting capacity.

“Mr Shakur comes on board with over 32 years experience in the oil and gas industry with very robust service records in the regulatory arm of the sector.

“A graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University with a Master of Business Administration degree. Mr Shakur has held various positions across the value chain of the DPR from the zonal offices to headquarter and has attended numerous management and leadership courses locally and internationally in notable institutions worldwide like the Columbia Business School, New York USA and  Wharton Business School, Pennsylvania, USA. 

“Embodied with renowned past records in strategic leadership, corporate governance and optimal performance, Mr Shakur is expected to steer the Department to the next level.

Mr Shakur comes on board with over 32 years experience in the oil and gas industry with very robust service records in the regulatory arm of the sector,” the statement read.

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