JUST IN: President Buhari Sacks Top Government Official
President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Ferdinand Giadom, the Project Director of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP).
Its reported that Buhari announced Professor Nanibarini Zabbey as his replacement.
The announcement was made via a tweet on the official Twitter account of the Nigerian Presidency, @NGRPresident, and the statement was also sighted on the Presidency’s official Twitter handle.
The termination of Giadom’s appointment is immediate, and the new Project Director, Professor Nanibarini Zabbey, has assumed his duties.
According to the statement released by the Federal Ministry of Environment, which was signed by the media aide to the Minister, Olusegun Shogbola, Professor Nanibarini Zabbey is a highly respected Ogoni expert on hydrobiology.
He has extensive experience and knowledge in remediation-related activities, with a bias in bio-monitoring and restoration ecology.
Until his appointment, he was a senior lecturer at the Department of Fisheries in the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Port Harcourt.
Additionally, Professor Nanibarini Zabbey is the first African recipient of the Association of the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) 2022 Ruth Patrick Award for his research and engagement that had a critical impact on the recovery of the Niger Delta ecosystem from oil spills and environmental justice for the affected communities.