February 25, 2024
Former NNPC GMD, Thomas John, Dies At 84
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Former NNPC GMD, Thomas John, Dies At 84

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd.) announced the passing of Dr. Thomas Maurice Asuquo John, the former Group Managing Director. 

According to a statement signed by Chief Corporate Communications Officer Olufemi O. Soneye, NNPC Ltd yesterday via X.  Dr. John, a distinguished figure in the oil and gas industry, served as the Acting Alternate Chairman of the Board of the now-defunct Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Described as a quintessential administrator and industry professional, he held the position of the 5th GMD of NNPC, succeeding the late Dr. Aret Adams from April 1990 to June 1992. 

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In addition to his role at NNPC, he contributed significantly to the sector, serving as a Non-Executive Director at South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO), Executive Chairman at Hydropec Engineering Services Ltd., and a former Non-Executive Director at United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc., among other notable positions. 

The statement expressed condolences on behalf of the entire NNPC Ltd. Management and Staff. GCEO Mr. Mele Kyari conveyed the company’s heartfelt sympathies to the family of the deceased.   

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