Former Presidential Adviser, Ex-MD Dangote Cement Joseph Makoju Is Dead

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A former Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Joseph Oyeyani Makoju, is dead.

It was gathered that Makoju, anengineer and a former managing director of Dangote Cement, died at the Nizamiye hospital in Abuja, onMonday morningfrom a heart-related issue.

The 73-year-old had served as Special Adviser (Electric Power) to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

He was also the Special Adviser to the President/Chief Executive, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote from 2009 to 2018.

Makoju retired as the Group Managing Director/ CEO of the Dangote Cement PLC; on 31st January, 2020, a position he had held since April 2018.

Born 13July, 1948, Makojuwas the managing director/chief executive officerof the erstwhile National Electric Power Authority (NEPA)/Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN); Nigeria’s national electricity utility.

He worked in several worldclass organisations including Shell-BP; Blue Circle (UK), and WAPCO, which he headed as Managing Director/CE for about a decade before taking up an appointment as Managing Director/CE of the National Electric Power Authority.

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