Director Asset, Safety and Mitigation

Dipo Obanewa

Educated at the University of Ife, Ile-Ife (Now Obafemi Awolowo University) from 1981-1985 and 1986-1987, where he graduated with a B.SC (Second Class Upper Div.) and M.sc respectively in Geography.

He began his public service carrier in December 1987 at the then Bendel State University, Ekpoma as an Assistant Lecturer and rose to the rank of Lecturer 1 before joining the defunct Federal Environmental Protection Agency in 1997.

He was a pioneer member of staff of the Federal Ministry of Environment. From the Ministry of Environment he transferred to the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency as the Acting Director and later Director of the Assets’ Safety and Mitigation Department. A member of the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES); Leadership Environment and Development (LEAD Fellow) among others.

He is an ardent lover of tennis for over two decades. He is married with three children.