By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
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 statement signed by Deputy Director (Information) Oyofo Sule said untill 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.
Consequently,addressing Management and Staff on assumption of office, the DG declared, “I am here to move the Agency to the next level. I expect high standard of professionalism, integrity and dedication to duty.”
While promising 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.
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).
He also won the German Academic Exchange Scholarship (DAAD) and the European Association of Organic Geochemists (EAOG) Travel Grant in 2005.
Meanwhile,Prof. Jauro performed his first official function as new DG of NESREA when he received in audience members of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Environment and Habitat who were on oversight function visit.
The Chairman, Hon. Obinna Chidoka seized the opportunity to congratulate the new DG on his appointment and prayed for his success.
Earlier,briefing the new DG over the activities of the Agency, Mrs. Miranda Amachree, Acting DG of the Agency noted that the NESREA Act which was amended last year to address some lapses impeding the activities of the Agency had been gazetted, adding that efforts to address staff welfare was yielding the desired results as expected
While performing the official handing over, Mrs. Amachree assured the new Director General that the NESREA management team consists of formidable professionals who are ready and prepared to work with him.