JUST IN: Buhari sacks HYPREP Coordinator


The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, approved the termination of the appointment of the Project Coordinator of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project, Dr Giadom Dumbari.

This was disclosed on the official Twitter handle of the Nigerian Presidency, @NGRPresident, which announced the change of leadership late Tuesday.


It read “President @MBuhari has approved the termination of the appointment of the @HYPREPNigeria Project Coordinator, Dr. Ferdinand Giadom, and the appointment of Prof. Nanibarini Zabbey as the new Project Coordinator, with immediate effect.”

Giadom who was appointed by the President in early March for a tenure of four years leaves office after barely 14 months.

The announcement was contained In a statement by the Federal Ministry of Environment, signed by Media Aid to the Minister, Olusegun Shogbola.

It read, “His Excellency PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI GCFR has approved the termination of the appointment of Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project Project Coordinator Dr Ferdinand Giadom, to be replaced with PROF. NANIBARINI ZABBEY as the new Project Coordinator of HYPREP with immediate effect.

“Prof Nanibarini Zabbey is a foremost and renowned Ogoni expert on hydrobiology and has extensive experience and background on remediation-related activities with bias in bio-monitoring and restoration ecology.

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