Buhari sacks Dumbari as HYPREP coordinator, appoints Zabbey
On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the termination of Dr. Giadom Dumbari’s position as Project Coordinator for the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project.
He also approved Professor Nanibarini Zabbey’s appointment as the new HYREP Chief.
This is according to a tweet seen by Ejes Gist News Nigeria correspondent on the official Twitter account of the Nigerian Presidency, @NGRPresident, which announced the leadership change late Tuesday.
It stated, “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 four-year term, resigns after less than 14 months in office.
The announcement was contained in a statement issued by the Federal Ministry of Environment and signed by Olusegun Shogbola, Media Aid to the Minister.
It stated, “His Excellency PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI GCFR has approved the termination of the appointment of Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project Project Coordinator Dr. Ferdinand Giadom, who will be replaced by PROF. NANIBARINI ZABBEY with immediate effect.”
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“Prof. Nanibarini Zabbey is the foremost and most renowned Ogoni expert on hydrobiology. He has extensive experience and background in remediation-related activities, with a focus on biomonitoring and ecological restoration.
“Prior to his appointment, he was a senior lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt’s Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture. He is the first African to receive the 2022 Ruth Patrick Award from the Association of the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography for research and engagement with a significant impact on the recovery of the Niger Delta ecosystem from oil spills and environmental justice for affected communities.
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