President Tinubu Appoints Another Of Wike’s Loyalist, Engr. Woke As CEO For NOSDRA


…And Dr Ashiru as MD for OORBDA

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of of another loyalist of Mr. Nyesom Wike, the minister of the FCT, as the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA).

He is Mr. Chukwuemeka Woke from Rivers State.

The President also approved the appointment of Dr. Adedeji Ashiru as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority (OORBDA).


Woke, an engineer, is also an environmental specialist and a politician and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering.

He had served under the Environmental, Safety, and Operations Departments of the then Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

He was Chairman of Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State and Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, for many years.

Similarly, Dr. Ashiru holds a Doctorate degree in Engineering from the Common Wealth University, UK, and has led a consortium of blue-chip companies, in addition to earning many stripes in his professional endeavour.

A statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale said President Tinubu urged the two new Chief Executive Officers to deploy their competencies to these critical agencies for sustainable gains and turnaround, while maintaining utmost transparency in their operations.

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