Federal Government has appointed Mr Abubakar Tanimu as the new Registrar and Secretary to the Governing Council of the Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, in the Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.
The new registrar, until his appointment was a Deputy Director, Human Resources Department of the Institute and a graduate of History/Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State in 1981.
A copy of Tanimu’s appointment letter which our correspondent obtained on Wednesday was signed by the Director of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR)/Statutory Chairman of the PTI Governing Council, Mr. Mordecai Ladan, on behalf of the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe.
The letter with Ref No PI/1158/VOL.7/29 said the appointment takes effect from October 13, 2016.
A statement later released by the Assistant Director/Head Public Affairs of the school, Mr. Brown Ukanefimoni on Wednesday said the registrar’s appointment is for a period of four years.
Ukanefimoni’s statement added, “Tanimu also obtained Professional Certificates in Administration from the Royal Institute in Public Administration, London and Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom in 2001 and 2003 respectively.
“Prior to joining the employ of the PTI, he was a frontline Journalist for 10years. Between 1982 and 1986, A. S. K. Tanimu was a Sub-Editor, Triumph Newspaper in Sokoto and Kaduna States; from 1986-1989.
“Tanimu is a professional member of Nigerian Institute of Management, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, and Affiliate member, Institute of Personnel Management,” the statement further added.