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BREAKING: President Buhari Makes New Appointment



BREAKING: President Buhari Makes New Appointment

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of the appointment of Mr Idris O Musa as Director General of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency ( NOSDRA) for a second and final term of four years.

The Ministry of Environment made this known via its Twitter handle on Monday, March 20, 2023.


The Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, said the reappointment takes effect from 1 April 2023.

Mr Musa was first appointed on 1st April, 2019, for an initial period of four years.


His appointment for a second term was based on the significant achievements recorded by the Agency in the last 4 years, under his leadership.

Prominent among these were; “The digitalization of the Agency’s records, review of the various forms for oil spill management process, review of the environmental sensitivity index map for use in the oil producing areas as a means to protect the vulnerable and sensitive fragile ecosystem of the Niger Delta Region. He also carried out many awareness campaigns on the dangers associated with the vandalism of oil industry facilities.”

He also revolutionised online and real-time processing of environmental compliance documents and management as well as the National Gas Flare Tracker in addition to Oil Spill Monitor as part of efforts to showcase transparency in environmental management in the Oil & Gas Industry.

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