Jonathan Approves Appointment Of New DPR Director,CEO Of Nigerian Shippers’ Council

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Mr. George Abiodun Osahon as the new Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).

Mr. Osahon who has 30 years experience in the petroleum sector is to replace the incumbent Director of the DPR, Mr. Osten Olorunshola who was appointed to the position in 2011.

Previous positions held new DPR Director include Group General Manager – Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), Managing Director – Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) and Managing Director of Energia. He is currently the Managing Director of Geo-Concept Technical Limited and hails from Edo State.

Mr. Osahon is expected to reposition the DPR and enhance the department’s ability to address the critical of regulating the upstream and downstream sectors of Nigeria’s petroleum industry, and enforcing the provisions of the ’s petroleum laws.

President Jonathan has also approved the appointment of Mr. Hassan Bello as the substantive Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Shippers Council.

Mr. Bello who held the position in an acting capacity until now, was the council’s Director of Legal Services.

He hails from Kebbi State and graduated from Ahmadu Bello University’s Faculty of Law in 1981. He later obtained a Masters of Law Degree from the University in 1990.

Before joining the Nigerian Shippers Council in 1998, Mr. Bello worked with the State Ministry of Justice and the Investments Company.

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