The Management and Staff of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has announced the passing away of one of its former Director, Mr. Macaulay Ofurhie.
The sad event occurred on Monday June 1 2020 in Lagos after a brief illness.
Ofurhie, according to a statement from the regulatory agency, was a highly experienced geologist who exhibited high professionalism and contributed in no small measure to the growth of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. Prior to his joining the services of DPR, Mr. Ofurhie served in different capacities in the various Strategic Business Units (SBU) of NNPC amongst which were the National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) and the Nigerian Gas Company (NGC) from where he was posted to assume the position of Director, DPR from January 2001 to June 2005.
“Late Mr. Ofurhie was a well respected personality, hardworking and hands on Chief Executive Officer, who did not compromise ethics and standards in the running of the affairs of DPR. He personified humility and was a great mentor to many in the industry. He will be greatly missed by the entire DPR family.The late Mr. Ofurhie is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren. Our Sincere condolences go to his family and friends during these difficult times”, it stated.