Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Engineer Tukur Mohammed Lawal Funtua, as the new Managing Director of Nigeria Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT), with immediate effect following the retirement of the erstwhile Managing Director, Dr Abimbola Alale. This was reported via a press release by the spokesperson for the Nigerian Minister of Communications & Digital Economy.
NIGCOMSAT falls directly under the purview of the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy.
Engineer Tukur Mohammed Lawal 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 PhD in Environmental and Sustainable Development Management in view, at the University of Port Harcourt.
He was, before his appointment, Director of health community affairs, safety and the 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.
Engineer Tukur, 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, a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, and the Professional Leadership Practitioners Institute.
In addition, he is a Registered Engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and a member of numerous professional bodies and institutes. Engineer Tukur is an author and is married with children.
For more information, kindly reach out to Mrs Uwa Suleiman, the Senior Special Assistant/Spokesperson on media to the Minister of Communications & Digital Economy.