By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Professor Aliyu Jauro as the new Director General/ Chief Executive Officer of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, NESREA.
A press release from NESREA signed by Oyofo Sule, Deputy Director, Information, said that Professor Jauro takes over from Dr. Lawrence Chidi Anukam whose tenure expired on the 17th of February 2019.
According to the statement, “Before his appointment, Professor Jauro was Deputy Director at the National Centre for Petroleum Research and Development at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, (A.T.B.U) Bauchi. He holds a Bachelor of Tech. Degree in Industrial Chemistry from A.T.B.U Bauchi and MSc and PhD Degrees in Industrial Chemistry from the same University. He joined the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University as a Graduate Assistant in 1997 and rose through the ranks to Professor in Industrial Chemistry in 2014.
The statement said he has resumed office.
“Addressing the Management and Staff on assumption of office, the new Director General declared, “I am here to move the Agency to the next level. I expect high standard of professionalism, integrity and dedication to duty.
“He promised to operate an open-door policy, stressing that he will bring his wealth of experience to bear in ensuring that NESREA lives up to its mandate. He commended the acting Director General, Mrs. Miranda Amachree for the achievements recorded in her short period in that capacity.
“Professor Aliyu Jauro had won the German Academic Exchange Scholarship (DAAD) and the European Association of Organic Geochemists (EAOG) Travel Grant in 2005.
“He is a fellow of the Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN), as well as a member of the Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria, (MICCON) and of Polymer Institute of Nigeria (MPIN).