Nigeria Communications Satellite Gets New Boss

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the appointment of Tukur Mohammed Funtua, as the new Managing Director of Nigeria Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT), following the retirement of the erstwhile Managing Director, Dr. Abimbola Alale.

In a statement signed by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Spokesperson Mrs. Uwa Suleiman said the appointment is with immediate effect.

Funtua, born on 24th November 1966 is an indigene of Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State, Northwest Nigeria.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, PGDM, MBA, a Professional Diploma in Education, and a Ph.D. in Environmental and Sustainable Development Management in view, at the University of Port Harcourt.

He was before his appointment, Director, Health Community Affairs, Safety and Environment with BUA Cement Plc, and served in various capacities including Health and Safety Manager, Country HSE Manager, and Regional Manager for Communications, Public Affairs, and Sustainable Development at Lafarge Africa Plc and Group Head, Environment and Community Affairs at Dangote Cement Plc among others.

Funtua who has thirty years of professional experience in manufacturing, process engineering, health, production, safety and environmental management, communications, and various other fields, is a Chartered Environmentalist at the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation.

He is also a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, and the Professional Leadership Practitioners Institute.

He is a Registered Engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), a member of numerous professional bodies and institutes.

Tukur is an author and is married with children.


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