The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited has announced the passing of Thomas John,the former Group Managing Director (GMD) and acting alternate chairman of the Board of the defunct Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
In a statement on Twitter signed by Olufemi O. Soneye, chief corporate communications officer of the Company, the former GMD passed away at the age of 84.
Described as a quintessential administrator and industry professional, John held the position of the 5th GMD of NNPC, succeeding the late Aret Adams from April 1990 to June 1992.
He was also a non-executive director of South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO), executive chairman, Hydropec Engineering Services Ltd., and former non-executive director of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc among other positions.
“On behalf of the entire NNPC Ltd. Management and Staff, the GCEO, Mele Kyari, extends the Company’s heartfelt condolences to his dear wife, family, friends, and relatives during this very trying period,” the state-owned oil company said.