President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the appointment of Dr Giadom Ferdinand Dumbari as the new Project Coordinator for the Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project (HYPREP), supervised by the Federal Ministry of Environment.
The appointment, which takes immediate effect is expected to last for four years.
Until his appointment, Dumbari was a lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt.
He holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Environmental Geology and Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology, both from the University of Port Harcourt, and Master of Philosophy Degree in Environmental Management from Rivers State University.
A statement made available to newsmen in Abuja Tuesday by the Diretcor of Press Federal Ministry of Environment, Saghir El-Mohammed revealed that the coordinator has over twenty years experience in the conduct of impact assessment and baseline studies of Brownfields and Greenfields, with tested expertise in the development of Conceptual Sites Models of various environments.
He is also conversant with the evaluation of natural attenuation processes and effective remediation technologies for different scenarios involving contaminants such as petroleum hydrocarbons, heavy metals and other chemicals of concern.
Giadom is an expert in Remediation Project Management and was a Consultant with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) towards the implementation of its report on the clean-up of Ogoniland.
He is currently a member of Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society, Nigerian Association for Engineering Geology and a Chartered Environmental Geologist.
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