Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Alison –Madueke Leads Commendation Ceremony for ministry of petroleum Dana Crash Victims

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke will on Wednesday lead stakeholders and key industry players to a special commendation ceremony in memory of some staff members of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Department of Petroleum Resources and families involved in the ill-fated June 3, 2012 Dana airline crash.

A statement made available to Journalists in Abuja yesterday by Fidel Pepple on behalf of the NNPC stated that the Ceremony will take place at the Hilton hotel, Abuja in the afternoon.

It would be recalled that four staff members of the NNPC and one DPR staff were killed in the unfortunate Dana airline crash which claimed the lives of 153 people on board.

The NNPC staff killed include: Levi Ajuonuma, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Okikiolu Olukayode, Manager Pipelines and Depot projects in the Engineering and Technology Division.

Also involved in the crash were Nagidi Ibrahim, Senior Contract Specialist on secondment to the Brass LNG Project as well as Inusa Ahmed, Deputy Manager, Production Sharing Contract in the Planning Department of the National Petroleum Investment Management Service (NAPIMS), a Division of the NNPC who died with his son in the crash. 

Anthony Nwaokeagbara, Assistant Director and the Abuja Zonal Operations Controller of the DPR was also killed in the crash while
Lanre Fatoku, a Transformation Officer in the Corporate Planning and Strategy Division of the NNPC, lost his wife along with his son and daughter in the air mishap.

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