President Muhammedu Buhari has approved the appoint of Engr. Sarki Auwalu as Director, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) for an initial term of four years.

This was disclosed in a Twitter message by Media aide to the President, Garba Shehu on Thursday.

Auwalu, a chemical engineer, has been a driving force of the DPR, which he joined in 1998 as Principal Chemical Engineer.

The new Director is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and had his post-graduate studies at Bayero University, Kano, and PETRAD Norway, PetroSkill USA, among other institutions.

Auwalu is Associate Member, Institute of Chemical Engineers, UK; Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers; Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers; and Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN).